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  • KFC Takes Top Honor, Wins Foodservice Package of the Year Award
    Released 11/12/2019

    The Foodservice Packaging Institute and QSR magazine’s 2019 Foodservice Packaging Awards competition named KFC the winner of the Package of the Year honor. The company won for its Cinnabon® Dessert Biscuits packaging, manufactured by WestRock.Read More»

  • Consumer Climate Dictates Industry Developments, According to Latest Foodservice Packaging Study
    Released 10/29/2019

    The 11th annual Trends Report from the Foodservice Packaging Institute revealed that industry opinions are largely focused on sustainable packaging and customization of products to meet consumer demand.Read More»

  • More Michigan Households Can Now Recycle Takeout Packaging
    Released 10/22/2019

    Today Kent County became the first Michigan community and sixth nationally to receive an education grant from the Foodservice Packaging Institute to increase awareness of recycling clean and empty cups and takeout food containers.Read More»

  • Foodservice Packaging Institute Names New President
    Released 10/8/2019

    The Foodservice Packaging Institute, the trade association for the North American foodservice packaging industry, announced today the promotion of Natha Dempsey as its new president. Dempsey has served as FPI’s vice president since joining the association in 2010.Read More»

  • SOCRRA Expands Foam Recycling Capabilities
    Released 9/17/2019

    The Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA) has received a $50,000 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition to add a foam densifier to its current materials recovery processing system. Read More»

  • Long-time Industry Advocate Lynn Dyer Leaving The Foodservice Packaging Institute
    Released 8/15/2019

    The Foodservice Packaging Institute is looking for a new president after Lynn Dyer announced she would be leaving the association this fall. Dyer has been with FPI for over 20 years and, during that time, achieved many milestones. She helped to quadruple its membership, amplified FPI as the voice of the foodservice packaging industry and guided the industry’s environmental stewardship efforts.Read More»

  • New York's Otsego County Starts Foam Polystyrene Recycling Program
    Released 7/30/2019

    Residents in Otsego County, New York will now have the opportunity to recycle foam polystyrene through a county program, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition. The county’s program will focus on receiving foam cups, plates, take-out containers, egg cartons, trays and blocks from local commercial businesses and self-delivery from residents.Read More»

  • Foodservice Packaging Competition Now Accepting Nominations for 10th Bi-Annual Awards
    Released 6/4/2019

    Nominations are now being accepted for the bi-annual Foodservice Packaging Awards competition to honor excellence and innovation in foodservice packaging. This year is the Foodservice Packaging Institute’s and QSR magazine’s 10th competition that awards winners in categories recognizing excellence and innovation.Read More»

  • Foodservice Packaging Institute Conducts Consumer Perception Survey
    Released 5/30/2019

    As the spotlight on single-use foodservice packaging continues to grow, the Foodservice Packaging Institute sought to better understand the general consumer’s use and perception of these items. To discover those consumer perceptions and provide feedback to its members, FPI commissioned a third-party to conduct a survey to find out how frequently people use single-use packaging and their perceptions and behavior choices related to foodservice packaging.Read More»

  • Two Ontario Municipalities Resume Foam Polystyrene Recycling Program
    Released 5/29/2019

    Residents and businesses in the Ontario municipalities of Brockton and Hanover now have the opportunity to recycle polystyrene foam, thanks to a $9,700 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition.Read More»

  • Live Thrive Atlanta's CHaRM Awarded Foam Recycling Coalition Grant
    Released 4/2/2019

    The Foam Recycling Coalition awarded a $41,000 grant to Live Thrive Atlanta’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM). This funding will help expand the facility’s foam polystyrene recycling operation and continue improving the environmental and public health of Metro Atlanta by diverting hazardous waste and recyclables from local landfills. With this grant, CHaRM will buy a foam polystyrene densifier for its recycling drop-off site allowing the organization to process foam polystyrene onsite.Read More»

  • 20th Annual Industry Report Shows Continued Growth in Foodservice Packaging Industry
    Released 3/13/2019

    The Foodservice Packaging Institute's 2019 State of the Industry Survey shows steady industry volume and profit growth will continue this year. The survey includes input from raw material and machinery suppliers, converters, and foodservice distributors and operators.Read More»