We work to develop sustainability tools and resources to help the grocery industry reduce waste, source more sustainable products, increase recycling rates, improve packaging and focus on the "green business case."  


U.S. Plastics Pact

FMI is a Founding Activator of the U.S. Plastics Pact, which will create a unified national framework for a circular economy for plastics, creating structure, coherence, aligned targets, and associated reporting. The food industry is committed to package waste reduction with 41% of FMI members reporting that they already have clear objectives and implementation timeframes for package waste reduction.

The U.S. Plastics Pact has four outlined targets to encourage bold action:

  • Define a list of plastic packaging to be designated as problematic or unnecessary by 2021 and take measures to eliminate them by 2025.
  • By 2025, all plastic packaging will be 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable.
  • Undertake ambitious actions to effectively recycle or compost 50% of plastic packaging by 2025.
  • By 2025, the average recycled content or responsibly-sourced, bio-based content in plastic packaging will be 30%

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Sustainability Leadership


The FMI Sustainability Executive Committee works to identify and prioritize issues for collaborative action; to develop tools and resources to help move the industry forward faster in implementing more sustainable business practices; and to offer insight and recommendations when needed to FMI leadership and board. The Sustainability Executive Committee comprises retailer, wholesaler and product supplier members.

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