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We represent the North American packaging value chain by providing public policy makers with fact-based, material neutral, scientific information.

Using sound science and a philosophy of material neutrality, AMERIPEN develops and advocates positions on issues related to packaging and the environment. Members include leading brand owners, packaging converters, and materials suppliers. AMERIPEN also has a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) made up of independent, non-profit experts who provide guidance and research
that enhances the packaging industry’s knowledge base.

AMERIPEN is leading on…

  • E-commerce, by articulating the role packaging plays in keeping products safe and identifying best strategies for creating a sustainable e-commerce packaging supply chain.  In 2017 we released an e-commerce white paper that is getting great industry and policymaker attention. 
  • Food waste, by articulating the role packaging plays in prevention, and identifying best practices and elevating case studies to creating understanding that a little packaging can reduce a lot of waste.
  • Proactive public policy, by developing legislative solutions, building industry coalitions, and directly advocating on behalf of its members with an innovative multi-state government affairs strategy.
  • Critical policy discussions across the country to advance positive solid waste management solutions like sustainable materials management, life cycle thinking and more.  We host webinars, generate media attention on critical issues, and educate members and policy makers. 
  • Industry response on chemical issues in packaging, including coordination of cross-industry comments to the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

How AMERIPEN is different…

AMERIPEN is the only organization exclusively focused on U.S. public policy for the entire packaging industry.  We advocate on behalf of the entire packaging value chain – from material producers, to brand owners, to recycling partners – before state legislatures, and collaborate with stakeholders to advance the packaging industry’s public policy objectives.

“Waste Management supports AMERIPEN for its commitment to gathering data to support the growth of recycling across the U.S.  Their efforts will help WM to focus on using proven Best Practices to grow recycling in communities across the country.  We applaud the focus of the organization and are pleased to be a member of AMERIPEN.”

Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management

“AMERIPEN is a great organization with a strong, positive message. Its members actively promote the value of packaging to consumers, press and legislators. Their members actively consider and use fact-based information in their positions. It is rewarding to participate as a TAG (Technical Advisory Group) member.”

Tom Egan, Vice President, Industry, PMMI (Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute)


Membership Details

AMERIPEN members benefit themselves, the packaging supply chain, and the overall environment by working together toward a future where all production, distribution, and consumption are sustainable. We have established two types of ownership, based upon organization type.

Voting Membership

  • Demonstrate industry leadership on key issues material to your business.
  • Mitigate /manage threat of real and/or reputational risks related to packaging policy actions.
  • Access to policy tracking database and Government Affairs team; visibility to potential head or tailwinds.
  • Gain direct access to policy makers and participate in discussions as desired.
  • Collaborate with other member companies on like-minded issues.
  • Build relationships with regulators and government agencies on issues material to your business.
  • Access to technical and policy experience brought by the TAG.
  • Ability to identify and plan for compliance to new and proposed legislative activity.
  • Reduce burden / gain efficiency for internal GA team for packaging related issues.

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To be eligible for voting membership, an applicant must be a legal entity, such as a corporation or a limited liability company. There are no individual memberships. Further, the entity must support the philosophy of a united trade and industry organization, active and cooperative issue resolution, and material and packaging system neutrality. Membership is open to all packaging value chain economic operators, such as:

  • Raw materials producers
  • Packaging suppliers and/or converters
  • Packaged goods manufacturers
  • Distributors of packaged goods
  • Retailers of packed goods
  • Waste haulers
  • Recyclers
  • Equipment manufacturers

Tier I

Company Size – Global sales greater than $10 Billion for most recently reported fiscal year
Annual Dues – $25,000
Votes per Member – 7

Tier II

Company Size – Global sales of $1-$10 Billion for most recently reported fiscal year
Annual Dues – $19,000
Votes per Member – 4

Tier III

Company Size – Global sales of $10 Million-$1 Billion for most recently reported fiscal year
Annual Dues – $12,500
Votes per Member – 2

Tier IV

Company Size – Global sales of less than $10 Million for most recently reported fiscal year
Annual Dues – $6,500
Votes per Member – 1


Associate Membership

  • Amplify voice on policy initiatives already on your agenda.
  • Avoid duplication of efforts on research to shape / support policy recommendations.
  • Access to a venue for proactive policy discussions.
  • Potential for spending efficiency with lobbyist resources.

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Trade associations and consultancies interested in supporting AMERIPEN’s public policy agenda are welcome to apply for Associate Membership. Annual dues are $6,500. Additional support for legislative efforts welcomed.




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