Tax incentives for sustainable packaging equipment
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs
Truth in labeling, especially regarding recyclability
We regularly meet with legislators. In 2022, we were actively engaged in the passage of HB22-1355 in Colorado, which will establish an EPR program for consumer packaging and paper products in the state. We also supported the passage of SB 54 in California and continue to advocate on behalf of emerging packaging EPR legislation.
Also in 2022, we submitted comments to the General Services Administration (GSA), which manages purchasing for the federal government, and made the case for sustainable packaging.
In 2023, we will submit comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as part of the assessment process for the Green Guides, which provide guidance to marketing sustainable products. We advocate for revisions to the Green Guides that will, among other things, set stricter criteria for products to display text or symbols that indicate a product is “recyclable” – as well as stronger enforcement provisions.