Following the path from a consumer’s recycling bin, through a materials recovery facility and finally to an end market, FPI President Lynn Dyer and Vice President Natha Dempsey will discuss how the association’s Paper Recovery Alliance and Plastics Recovery Group are working to overcome common barriers to recycling more cups, containers, boxes and bags. This webinar will cover topics including the current state of foodservice packaging recycling, results of a recent mixed paper bale audit, insights on end markets, the launch of the Foam Recycling Coalition, and a preview of FPI’s Paper Recovery Alliance (PRA) and Plastics Recovery Group (PRG) plans for 2015.
This webinar, scheduled for Thursday, December 4th at 2:00pm Eastern Time, will be relevant to material recovery facility operators and community recycling programs, as well as packaging and recovery organizations, as they all consider how to encourage the capture of high-quality materials in recycling streams.
Founded in 1933, the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) is the leading authority for the North American foodservice packaging industry. FPI encourages the responsible use of all foodservice packaging through promotion of its benefits and members’ products. Serving as the voice of the industry to educate and influence stakeholders, FPI provides a legal forum to address the challenges and opportunities facing the foodservice packaging industry. Members include foodservice packaging manufacturers and their raw material and machinery suppliers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, distributors and nearly 50 school districts, colleges and universities. Learn more at www.fpi.org.
About PRA and PRG
The Paper Recovery Alliance and Plastics Recovery Group were formed under the Foodservice Packaging Institute to create voluntary, market-based solutions for the recovery and processing of used paper and plastic foodservice packaging, respectively. Members include stakeholders from throughout the packaging and recovery value chains. Learn more at www.fpi.org/stewardship.