New vice-president dedicated to curbside recycling optimization

Montreal, April 25, 2014 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is pleased to announce the addition of Jean-Luc Plante to its team as Vice-President, Optimization. Mr. Plante will oversee all projects, programs and studies undertaken by the organization’s new department dedicated to optimizing every point of the curbside recycling value chain. He will also be actively involved in the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan. Personnel in the Technical Services and Public Affairs – Curbside Recycling Enhancement departments will report to Mr. Plante.

“With his in-depth knowledge of the manufacturing sector and extensive understanding of environmental issues, Jean-Luc Plante is an excellent complement to our talented team. His experience, creativity and management skills will be a great asset for our organization,” said Maryse Vermette, ÉEQ’s President and CEO. “We wish him a warm welcome as he comes on board this week.”

An expert in curbside recycling optimization and enhancement

With a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Université de Sherbrooke and a certificate in marketing from HEC Montreal, Mr. Plante began his career as an engineer for a number of well-known firms. In 1993, he joined Kraft Canada Inc. and in time became Director, Environment.

He later held the position of Corporate Director, Environment and Health & Safety, for Sanimax. In his 9 years with that company, he developed a corporate strategic plan for environmental issues and oversaw its implementation throughout North America. He also implemented a community relations program.

About Éco Entreprises Québec
Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is the organization that develops the Schedule of Contributions as well as collects and redistributes company contributions to finance municipal curbside recycling services in Quebec. ÉEQ also encourages innovation and best practices in order to optimize the recyclable materials value chain. To do so, ÉEQ cooperates, on the one hand, with companies to reduce quantities of materials at the source and encourage the use of recyclable materials, as well as with municipalities to increase recycling and the economic value of recovered materials. 

Created by companies that put containers, packaging and printed matter (CP&PM) on Quebec’s market, ÉEQ is a private non-profit organization that was accredited by RECYC-QUÉBEC in 2005 under the Environment Quality Act.

Source and information:
Virginie Bussières
Communications Director
Éco Entreprises Québec
514-987-1491, ext. 225