• Home
    Home We Serve America's Restaurants Representing nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses, we advocate for restaurant and foodservice industry interests and provide tools and systems that help members of all sizes achieve success.
  • Foundation
    Foundation Building & Retaining Talent The NRAEF is focused on developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders through education, scholarships and community engagement.
  • Show 2018
    Show 2018 May 19-22, 2018 As the international foodservice marketplace, the National Restaurant Association Show provides unparalleled opportunities for buyers and sellers to come together, conduct business and learn from each other.
  • ServSafe
    ServSafe Minimize Risk. Maximize Protection. For over 40 years, ServSafe® training programs have delivered the knowledge, leadership and protection that have earned the trust and confidence of business leaders everywhere.

National Restaurant Association - NRA, FPI to host packaging recovery summit

Skip to navigation Skip to content

News & Research

Email Print
News RSS

NRA, FPI to host packaging recovery summit

The National Restaurant Association has teamed up with the Foodservice Packaging Institute to present a first-of-its-kindFoodservice Packaging Summit that will raise industry awareness of and drive solutions to increase recovery of reusable resources and promote landfill diversion.

The summit, which will be held Nov. 7-8 in Austin, Texas, will present restaurateurs and other stakeholders with a better understanding of how the industry is working to increase the recovery of foodservice packaging, explain how that recovery fits into broader sustainability initiatives, and offer insight into the work the NRA and FPI are undertaking to help shape those activities.

"This inaugural event is aimed at coming up with pragmatic solutions to complex challenges," said Scott DeFife, the NRA's executive vce president of policy and government affairs. "We will address a range of topics, from limited infrastructure for collecting waste to unrealized end-use markets, and we need the perspectives of restaurant and manufacturing leaders to help move us forward."

FPI president Lynn Dyer noted that the summit will provide a forum for operators and suppliers to discuss how the implementation of more sustainable packaging can benefit business and the environment.

"We are excited to work with the National Restaurant Association to develop programs and tools to help operators achieve their foodservice packaging recovery goals," Dyer said. "The summit will be a great opportunity to showcase how an industry can come together to drive market-based solutions to real-world challenges."

In addition to presenting the packaging summit, the NRA and FPI have formed an alliance to encourage waste reduction, landfill diversion through recycling, composting and other economically viable and sustainable initiatives. The two groups also will advocate for sustainable community development and environmental protection through minimizing litter and properly recovering foodservice packaging, as well as supporting public policy initiatives that result in waste reduction and increased diversion of material from landfills.

DeFife also noted that the partnership would help support the NRA's Conserve Sustainability Education Program℠, an online resource that initiates and inspires foodservice companies to participate in environmentally-friendly actions that also can improve their bottom lines.

For more information or to register for the summit, visit Restaurant.org/events/fpi.

Conserve RSS Healthcare RSS Conserve RSS

▲ Back to Top

We're glad you're here!®

® 2012-2017 National Restaurant Association. All rights reserved.

2055 L St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-5900 | (800) 424-5156