States across the US are enacting sustainable packaging laws, but Ameripen is also clocking increased dialog and stagnant action at the federal level.
CosmeticsDesign spoke with Dan Felton, executive director of packaging trade association Ameripen, about what's happening at the federal level and what the cosmetics industry can expect to see in sustainable packaging regulation next.
Before reading this article, readers can brush up on what sustainable packaging regulation is happening at the state level in this CosmeticsDesign article.
Tell me about the kind of transition from state-based regulation into federal regulation.
There's a lot more conversation happening at the federal level, but right now, there's nothing moving at the federal level. As typical, the states are the incubator for ideas, and then at some point, they may gain critical mass.