Éric Salvail, ÉEQ’s spokesperson

Every day tips and advice

Before buying a product, take a look at its packaging. You will notice that some companies use packaging that is both resistant and more eco-responsible, and therefore has less impact on the environment. Here are three eco-responsible characteristics to look for.

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Over 3 400 organizations finance recovery through ÉEQ.

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Packaging made with recycled materials means that fewer raw materials—such as oil, trees and sand—are required.

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Give sorting centre employees a hand: quickly rinse your containers and separate the elements that easily come apart, like removing flyers from the plastic bag.

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They may not always be apparent, but these little changes ultimately make a big difference since they reduce the amount of resources used and maximize product logistics and transport.

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Packaging is designed for the product it contains. It provides portions of different sizes and protects the product and keeps it fresh. For example, an English cucumber will stay fresh for up to 14 days when wrapped in a thin plastic film, which, by the way, is recyclable!

Tips & tricks to pick up good habits

Whether we want to stock our kitchen cupboards, get dressed or take a shower, we need to purchase a lot of things to get through the day. It’s therefore important to keep the environment in mind.

According to the place the product is consumed

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According to the type of purchase

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According to the special occasion

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Companies who improve their packaging

Companies make significant efforts to limit their environmental footprint, and many work with ÉEQ to make their packaging more eco-responsible (also known as packaging optimization). Here are a few examples.

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