ÉEQ joins the Canadian Plastics Pact
Éco Entreprises Québec joins the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) as an Implementation Partner. With the addition of the 12 new partners announced today, the CPP now brings together over 65 businesses, governments, associations and NGOs behind a shared vision of a circular economy for plastic, in which plastics stay in the economy and out of the environment.
Since January 2021, the CPP partners collectively work towards achieving 4 ambitious goals for 2025:
- Define a list of plastic packaging that is to be identified as problematic or unnecessary and take measures to eliminate them
- Rethink the design of packaging in a circular economy perspective
- Ensure that at least 50% of the packaging is effectively recovered
- Ensure that plastic packaging is made up of at least 30% recycled material
Even though the required conditions enabling ÉEQ to act upon these goals won’t be available until the modernized curbside collection system is enacted in Québec and its designation as the Producers Responsibility Organisation, ÉEQ recognizes the emergency to implement concrete solutions by contributing to the CPP initiatives. Especially as the CPP vision is aligned with the ÉEQ Plastics Action Plan and the Circular Plastics Taskforce actions of which ÉEQ is an active member.
ÉEQ’s participation in the CPP will thus ensure better cohesion between the efforts made in Quebec and in the rest of Canada, which corresponds to the expectations expressed by many of the companies that ÉEQ represents among those with national, continental or even global activities.
By joining the Canadian Plastics Pact, ÉEQ is pursuing its actions to optimize the post-consumer plastics recycling value chain in Quebec, in coordination with the CPP and other national pacts under the leadership of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.