When possible, choose products with packaging that was made with recycled materials.

Many companies already choose to use recycled materials for their packaging. Doing so not only preserves such natural resources as trees, petroleum and metals, but also contributes to giving a second life to the containers, packaging and printed matter you place in your recycling bin.

Did you know that packaging can extend the life of the product and therefore reduce waste?

An English cucumber is a good example. Without packaging, this vegetable stays fresh for only 3 days in the grocery store, while, with the plastic wrap, it remains in excellent condition for about 14 days. Just a little recyclable plastic wrap makes a big difference.

Download the 3 criteria to identify eco-responsible packages.