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Am I entitled to the credit for post-consumer recycled content?

Contributing companies that put materials on the market that reach or exceed the thresholds for postconsumer recycled content may benefit from a 20% credit applied to their basic contribution for certain materials.

Eligibility criteria for the credit

Printed matter Threshold*
Inserts and circulars 80 %
Magazines 50 %
Catalogues and publications 50 %
Telephone books 80 %
Other printed matter 80 %
Paper for general use 80 %

 

Containers and packaging Threshold*
Kraft paper bags 100 %
Kraft paper packaging 100 %
Laminated paper 100 %
PET bottles 100 %
HDPE bottles 100 %
PET Containers 100 %

*Post-consumer recycled content

Companies that report containers, packaging and printed matter that are eligible to the credit for post-consumer recycled content have to fill out the appropriate screen in the ECO-D online reporting system

Conditions to obtain the credit

  • Data must be entered on the credit screen when preparing your report
  • All supporting documentation on each material for which you are requesting a credit must be. sent in no later than the date of the first instalment of your contribution.
    • All supporting documents submitted after that date will be rejected.
  •  Supporting documentation must be deemed admissible
  • The company’s entire contribution must be paid according to the established payment calendar.

What supporting documentation is required?

Printed matter

  • Recognized certification (e.g. FSC recycled fiber content)
  • Letter of confirmation from the supplier, along with   quantities and specifications on the type of material used (the supplier must address a copy of the letter directly to ÉEQ)
  • ISO 14001 standards with recycled content specifically indicated.

Containers and packaging

  • Recognized certification (e.g. FSC recycled fiber content);
  • Letter of confirmation from the supplier, along with   quantities and specifications on the type of material used (the supplier must address a copy of the letter directly to ÉEQ);
  • ISO 14001 standards with recycled content specifically indicated;
  • BNQ standard 8952-911.

How is this credit granted to my company?

Eligible companies will receive a 20% credit based on the quantities of materials for which the credit was granted on a separate invoice issued in the year following the deadline to file a report. Note that the credit is applied to the balance of the next contribution.

Useful links

A few links that will help you in the reporting process: 

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