It has been a tumultuous year for regulations addressing foodservice packaging. FPI has tracked 395 unique bills this year. These proposed regulations have ranged from state-level purchasing program requirements, to all out bans, and finally some iterations of an extended producer responsibility program. This year we saw policies related to single-use bags comprising 31 percent […]Read More Legislative Updates – what is the latest?
Although it feels like we were just announcing the winners for the 2017 Packaging Awards, it’s actually been nearly two years! So, once again, it’s time to announce the opening of the 10th bi-annual Foodservice Packaging Awards. Yes, you read that correctly. This is the 10th Foodservice Packaging Awards competition, supported by FPI and QSR […]Read More The Packaging Awards are Back!
It’s no secret that working at FPI means we tend to live and breathe all things foodservice packaging. But, despite our knowledge of this industry and the ways people within the industry view it, we still didn’t know if we really understood how consumers think about the cup holding their on-the-go coffee or the Chinese […]Read More Understanding Consumer Perceptions on Foodservice Packaging
Ok, maybe it sounds like we’re bragging, but we’re very excited about growing participation in our conferences (a wonderful result of our growing membership!) This one was a record smasher with over 100 raw material and machinery suppliers, converters, foodservice distributors and operators in attendance. The combination of a great program and the beautiful location […]Read More #FPISpring2019 Was Everything!
Earth Day is coming up soon! I love that we have a day to remind us to focus on the environment and the importance of our planet. In our industry, though, we think about it all year-round as I suspect most people do these days. No longer are the terms green, eco-friendly or compostable only […]Read More Earth Day: A Good Day to Reflect on Sustainability Goals