Ecoresponsible packaging design
Designing ecoresponsible packaging can lead to a range of benefits for companies. In addition to reducing their environmental impacts and helping them to stand out from the competition, ecoresponsible packaging can also generate savings. ÉEQ provides training, tools and support to help companies rethink their packaging design for source reductions and better recyclability.
A few examples of ecoresponsible packaging
Sac-colis de commerce électronique
Groupe ALDO Inc.
Vêtements et chaussures
– Réduction de 17% des émissions de gaz à effet de serre.
– Augmentation de 45% du taux de récupération de l’emballage.
– Diminution de 6% du ratio masse emballage/produit.
– Réduction de 6% de la quantité de matériaux utilisés.
Le cas Naya – ou comment embouteiller plus d’eau dans une même quantité de plastique
– Réduction de 16% des émissions de gaz à effet de serre.
– Diminution de 17% du ratio masse emballage/produit.
Tools and services for companies
A comprehensive site that explains all aspects of ecoresponsible packaging design, from life cycle analysis to case studies of initiatives led by organizations.
A complement to the OptimEco portal, the kit provides an overview of the ecoresponsible packaging design approach, a test to determine what stage organizations are at and a description of the first steps to take.
ÉEQ provides tailored support for organizations seeking to undertake an ecoresponsible packaging design approach. Don’t wait, space is limited!
« The packaging ecodesign approach for our La Parisienne bleach that was assessed using the OptimAction tool enabled us to quantify the environmental benefits of reducing the packaging’s mass and even led to logistical benefits for our retailers in terms of space savings. OptimAction also helped us measure our progress in packaging ecodesign and better communicate these advances to our customers. »
Dominic D’Amours, Director, Quality, R&D, Regulatory Affairs and Sustainable Development, Lavo inc.
« We have adopted a responsible packaging policy and make the most of every opportunity to consider our material and design choices. We see OptimAction—an OptimEco.ca tool— as an easy way to calculate the environmental benefits of these choices and share them publicly. When it comes to ecodesign, it is important to look beyond primary packaging: we generated major savings by focusing on our mailing bags for our online sales. »
Chloe Barnabe, Senior Manager, Global Sustainability, Aldo Group
« We appreciated the assistance we received when using ÉEQ’s OptimAction tool, which enabled us to document the benefits of our ecodesign approach. We were able to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions generated by our packaging by 50% and also reduce the costs related to product loss management. »
Rock Bisson, General Manager, Fromagerie l’Ancêtre