New FPA President and CEO, Alison Keane, Esq. took the stage at the recent FPA Annual Meeting to discuss FPA’s Advocacy Program.
There are potential threats facing the flexible packaging industry, she said. In California, there is a goal of 75% recycling, composting or source reduction of solid waste by 2020. Rhode Island recently introduced a House Bill to reduce marine debris and preserve landfill space while increasing the recycling of post-consumer packaging material. Connecticut has a solid waste diversion goal of 60% by 2024. These are, however, also opportunities.