Yesterday, the Foam Recycling Coalition opened its grant submission process to support increased recycling of packaging made from foam polystyrene. The FRC, part of the Foodservice Packaging Institute, seeks applicants looking to start or strengthen a post-consumer foam polystyrene recycling program. We are proud to say that since our first grant was given in 2015, […]Read More Foam Recycling Funding Continues into 2021
In early 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic that had major ramifications on the foodservice packaging industry, we conducted a new-to-us survey — our COVID-19 survey. We did it to capture a snapshot of the North American foodservice packaging manufacturing space. While we hoped we would be in a different position by the end […]Read More COVID’s Continuing Impact on Our Industry
2020 is almost over! I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that this challenge of a year is nearly complete. It’s hard to believe that at this time last year I wrote about how much I looked forward to the new year, knowing exactly how this year turned out. 2020, or […]Read More Out with the Old, in with the New
2020 has been an unprecedented year. We’re living in a COVID world and the impact of the pandemic has been felt globally, touching nearly every aspect of life — including the 2020 Trends Report! More than a ‘trend setter,’ this year is more accurately a ‘trend accelerator.’ Every year we collect opinions from companies throughout the […]Read More What Goes Around, Comes Around
Despite a global pandemic, and economic downturn, high priority policy issues have continued to advance through the political process. These proposals have the ability to dramatically alter our industry and our customer’s supply chains. The past months have challenged our industry in new ways – online testimonies, virtual advocacy, and the emphasis of clear and […]Read More Legislation – What is Going on with Foodservice Packaging?