ASHLEY ELZINGA: Director Food Service and Packaging Institute (FPI)

Ashley Elzinga is the Director of the Food Service and Packaging Institute (FPI). The trade association for the North American foodservice packaging industry. At FPI, her work primarily focuses around communications, outreach and FPI’s recovery efforts. Prior to joining the association, she worked in the sustainability and environmental fields.

Foodservice packaging primarily includes single-use products such as cups (beverage and portion), plates, platters, bowls, trays, beverage carriers, bags (single portion and carry-out), containers, lids and domes, wraps, straws, cutlery and utensils for the service and/or packaging of prepared foods and beverages in foodservice establishments.

Established in 1933, the Foodservice Packaging Institute is the trade association for the foodservice packaging industry in North America. FPI’s members include raw material and machinery suppliers, packaging converters, foodservice distributors and operators/retailers. Visit our website ( to learn more about us and becoming a member.

FPI encourages the responsible use of all foodservice packaging through promotion of its benefits and members’ products. Serving as the voice of the industry to educate and influence stakeholders, FPI provides a legal forum to address the challenges and opportunities facing the foodservice packaging industry.

FPI’s core members are foodservice packaging manufacturers and their raw material and machinery suppliers. With over 75 members, FPI includes approximately 90 percent of the entire industry in North America.  Please click here for membership information.