What is Packaging’s Impact on the US Economy?

The numbers show a vibrant industry that supports a lot of American families, many struggling with challenging budgets during this time of high inflation.

Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor

March 8, 2024

1 Min Read
Adrian Vidal / iStock via Getty Images Plus

Statistics from AMERIPEN, the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, prove the value of packaging to America’s well-being.

Dan Felton, Ameripen’s Executive Director, shared these numbers in a statement to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, during a hearing on March 6, 2024, regarding “Examining Extended Producer Responsibility Policies for Consumer Packaging.”

Felton’s assessment: “The packaging industry is a dynamic part of the US economy. … Packaging plays a vital role in the United States, ensuring the quality of consumer goods as they are manufactured, shipped, stored, and consumed, protecting the health and safety of Americans who consume, use, and handle those products. Packaging has value, and none of it belongs in landfills, roadsides, or waterways.”


About the Author(s)

Lisa McTigue Pierce

Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa McTigue Pierce is Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. She’s been a packaging media journalist since 1982 and tracks emerging trends, new technologies, and best practices across a spectrum of markets for the publication’s global community. Reach her at [email protected] or 630-272-1774.

Sign up for the Packaging Digest News & Insights newsletter.

You May Also Like