We work to develop sustainability tools and resources to help the grocery industry reduce waste, understand consumer priorities, increase recycling rates, improve packaging and continue progress toward long term sustainability goals.


Alliance for Sustainable Packaging for Foods

FMI is a founding member of the Alliance for Sustainable Packaging for Foods (ASPF), established to engage with regulators, governments, researchers and industries in the United States, Canada and the European Union to encourage the adoption of harmonized food packaging regulations to achieve environmental sustainability without compromising food safety and product quality. ASPF has established six key principles to guide its efforts in reducing single use packaging waste.

ASPF Position Paper

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 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


Sustainability Executive Committee
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. Open to retail, wholesale and product supplier members of FMI.

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Sustainable Packaging Subcommittee
The mission of the FMI Sustainable Packaging Subcommittee is to create guidelines, best practices and resources to support member interests and efforts on plastics and packaging waste reduction. Open to retail, wholesale and product supplier members of FMI.

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