Sustainable and Innovative Packaging
Sustainability Charter

FP International was born out of the idea of sustainability. Over 40 years ago our founder was producing drinking straws. He saved the scrap ends of straws from the garbage heap and saw an opportunity to turn waste into a valuable product - loosefill packaging. From this process, FP International was formed and sustainability remains a corporate lifestyle for us.

We know we are in a position to make a difference and we take that responsibility seriously. Sustainability means integrating long-term environmental, economic and social dimensions into every aspect of our business and how we operate.

Through our Sustainable Responsibility Initiative, our philosophy of reduce, reuse and recycle continues to permeate our organization. Our commitment is to reduce the environmental impact of our products, services and operations, enabling both FP International and our customers to operate more sustainably. Through our investments in science and innovative technology, we will continue to create intelligent packaging products that customers and individuals will hold as a standard of environmental leadership.

Sustainable Initiative

FP International participates in Industry Driven Scorecards to help maintain a high level of customer satisfaction, product and process quality, and improved operating efficiencies. With innovation, we were the first company to phase out ozone depleting chemicals (CFCs) and received numerous environmental stewardship awards, including one from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). FP has recycled more than 145 million pounds of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene).


Sustainable Solutions

Products labeled 'biodegradable*' are not offered for sale in the state of California. For more information please see:
FAQ on California laws on biodegradability*

Life-Cycle Analysis
When determining the type of packaging to use, it is important to research the life-cycle analysis, in case products are not recycled or reused. Attention is focused on the various waste stages and on the energy that is needed to make a product, and to recover or renew resources.

* 49.28% biodegradation in 900 days under non-typical conditions; no evidence of further biodegradation.