Greater responsibility for companies regarding the recycling 100% of materials in Québec

2020-2025 Residual Materials Management Master Plan (RMMMP) for Greater Montreal

Montréal, January 10, 2020 – As part of today’s public consultations on the project to change the 2020-2025 RMMMP in which Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is taking part, the organization underlines the necessity to increase the responsibility of companies who market packaged products and printed matter in order to reach the common goal of recycling all materials recovered in Québec.

“In light of the current crisis, maintaining the status quo is not an option, and ÉEQ salutes the City’s willingness to set ambitious targets in order to contribute to the implementation of a true circular economy for recyclables in Québec,” said Mathieu Guillemette, Senior Director, Services to Municipalities at ÉEQ. “Modernizing the curbside recycling system is a must, and the success of that endeavour rests particularly on a greater role on the part of companies in managing recyclables, in partnership with municipalities,” he added. 

In its presentation at the public consultation on the RMMMP, ÉEQ emphasizes three essential factors to contribute to the transformation of the Québec curbside recycling system:

  1. Take into consideration the modernization of curbside recycling province-wide, as well as the increased role companies who market packaged goods and printed matter will have to play.
  2. Base decisions regarding the use of products and materials on eco-design and rigorous analyses in order to ensure that we make informed choices.
  3. Exercise municipal power in the best interest of the curbside recycling system based on a new legal and regulatory framework and a renewed partnership between the municipal sphere and companies.


About Éco Entreprises Québec

Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is a private non-profit organization that represents companies who market containers, packaging and printed matter in Québec in their responsibility to finance the costs of effective and efficient municipal curbside recycling services.

As an expert, ÉEQ optimizes the curbside recycling value chain and implements innovative approaches with a view to sustainable development and circular economy.



Marie-Claude Tremblay
Senior Consultant, Public Affairs
Éco Entreprises Québec
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