Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on consumption in Quebec

Impact on containers, packaging and printed matter marketed and recovered via curbside recycling

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the social distancing measures implemented in Quebec as of March 13 have had a significant effect on consumer habits and, in turn, on containers, packaging and printed matter marketed and recovered through curbside recycling. The following report aims to present a selection of data collected by Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) and its partners over the past months in order to better understand the impact of these changes in consumption on the quantities of containers, packaging and printed matter generated by companies represented by ÉEQ.