Packagers, suppliers form advocacy group
April 1, 2011
American food and beverage packagers and packaging suppliers have announced the formation of an organization to advocate on ecological and economic issues related to packaging. The goal of AMERIPEN, a U.S. equivalent of EUROPEN (for the European Union) and INCPEN (for the United Kingdom), is to give a “compelling voice” to press for “environmentally and economically-sound packaging policy improvements.” The organization will focus both on sustainability issues and on advocacy for regulations that may require changes in corporate obligations. Members include The Coca-Cola Co., ConAgra Foods and Kellogg, along with suppliers Tetra Pak, DuPont, Sealed Air and MeadWestvaco.