Since the beginning of the health crisis, ÉEQ carried out analyses of the impact of COVID-19 on the recycling industry, on packaging ecodesign and on changes in consumer behaviour. In these challenging times and considering our mission, it was essential for us to make proposals aimed at achieving ambitious environmental goals for recovery and a green and circular growth […]
If packaging ecodesign has soared to such heights in Quebec, it’s surely in part thanks to Geneviève Dionne. As Director of Ecodesign and Circular Economy and member of Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) for 10 years, she helps companies rethink their packaging and implement best practices. Here’s an overview of her exceptional career path. Right from the start, Geneviève’s […]
The recycling industry is not being spared by COVID-19. Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) presents two reports* showing the main impacts of the pandemic on deposit-refund and curbside recycling systems in Québec, Canada, the US and Europe. Five key findings emerging from the outset: Curbside recycling is an essential service Whereas only trash collection used to […]
VANCOUVER, June 2, 2020 /CNW/ – Paper or plastic? Glass or tin? Or no packaging at all? A new research report from the National Zero Waste Council reveals the relationships between food waste, packaging and GHG emissions. It provides insight into how and when packaging can be applied to prevent food spoilage and waste to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) […]
Here in Quebec and elsewhere around the world, the ongoing health crisis has disrupted our spending habits. As part of ÉEQ’s annual general assembly held on April 29th, Geneviève Dionne, Director, Ecodesign and Circular Economy, presented an analysis on ecodesign in the age of COVID-19. For consumers and companies alike, the pandemic raises many concerns. […]
Montreal, April 30, 2020 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ), the non-profit organization representing thousands of companies in their responsibilities to finance the collection and sorting of recycling bin contents, held, on April 29, its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in online format, with about fifty companies taking part remotely. During the meeting, Mr. Denis Brisebois, Chairman […]
New Senior Consultant, Public Affairs at Éco Entreprises Québec A seasoned communications and public relations professional, Marie-Claude Tremblay has applied her skills and experience in several organizations, both private and public, and across a wide variety of business sectors, including professional services, information technologies, retail, as well as the municipal sector. With a B.A. in […]
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, marks the inauguration of the new sorting centre in Lachine, which will more efficiently process the contents of the recycling bins of greater Montréal area residents. The most advanced of its kind in Québec, the centre will be equipped with cutting-edge technology. As Québec’s curbside recycling expert, Éco Entreprises Québec is […]
Every year, ÉEQ leads a special consultation, in French and English, in anticipation of the approval of the new Schedule of Contributions by the Québec government. At the annual event, companies have the opportunity to better understand the factors that impact their contribution to curbside recycling in Québec within the framework of an environmental accountability […]
Curbside collection and recycling In the midst of the recyclable materials markets downward spiral, western countries seeking sustainable solutions are now finding themselves in a tight spot. This month, the companies that fund curbside recycling in Québec will find out that their contributions will increase significantly in order to address current challenges including the dramatic […]
Montréal, August 12, 2019. — According to an agreement in principle between manufacturer Owens-Illinois of Montréal and conditioner Groupe Bellemare of Trois-Rivières, it will soon be possible to produce bottles from glass collected through curbside recycling. This new outlet for glass recycling in Québec is the result of efforts initiated by Éco Entreprises Québec under its […]
A graduate in Industrial Engineering, Normand Gadoury has developed leading expertise in the field of innovation management. Prior to joining ÉEQ, his skills in new technologies and business led him to work within specialized groups (Innovitech, Sygertech and Avingco), then as Business Development Manager (Enviro-accès, Enerkem and Univalor) and as Vice President of Polystyvert and Écotech Québec. […]
ÉEQ the SAQ are pleased to welcome the recognition of glass powder as a cement additive by CSA Group. This important decision means a second life for glass collected through curbside recycling.
ÉEQ and sorting centres taking part in the Innovative Glass Work plan launch a citizens’ awareness operation.
The government corporation and ÉEQ have assembled a coordinated team to turn the crisis into an opportunity for the province’s recycling industry.
Do we really need another package? The Packplay concept, which relies on the creativity of students from around the world to support packaging ecodesign, emerged from the mind of Sylvain Allard, professor and director of the École de design de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). In collaboration with major partner Éco Entreprises Québec, Allard […]
As part of the construction of this new sorting centre in Lachine, EEQ will provide Ville de Montréal with a complete leading-edge glass sorting and cleaning system. This three million dollars investment will contribute to the optimization and performance of selective collection. Lachine sorting centre for recyclable materials : the executive committee approves the awarding of a […]
Montréal, June 19, 2017 – UQAM and Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) have revealed the names of the eight professionals who will select the best packaging ecodesign projects submitted by students to the Packplay 2 competition, which aims to promote research and innovation in packaging ecodesign and highlight the work of tomorrow’s designers in all packaging ecodesign […]
Québec, June 1, 2017 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) today inaugurated innovative glass processing equipment as part of the implementation of its Innovative Glass Works plan. The Quebec City Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which is operated by Société VIA, is among the five centres to receive cuttingedge equipment to lead experimental pilot projects with the […]
Montréal, April 4, 2017 – Do we need more packaging? The second edition of Packplay, a three-pronged design experience that includes an international competition for design schools, an educational booklet on packaging ecodesign featuring the projects submitted to the competition and an exhibition to showcase the winning concepts, raises this very question. Following the success […]
Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is pleased to reveal the names of the five sorting centres selected to take part in pilot projects to test cutting-edge cleaning and sorting equipment for glass collected through curbside recycling.
Montréal, November 14, 2016 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is pleased to reveal the names of the five sorting centres selected to take part in pilot projects to test cutting-edge cleaning and sorting equipment for glass collected through curbside recycling. Under ÉEQ’s Innovative Glass Works Plan, the sorting centres will contribute to the search for […]
Montréal, October 11, 2016 – Today, Éco Entreprises Québec unveiled the latest version of its OptimEco.ca portal—one of North America’s leading references in packaging ecodesign. Aimed at businesses that market containers, packaging and printed matter in Canada, the site has been redesigned and is now more userfriendly for a better experience. Building upon international standards […]
Québec City, March 15, 2016 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) took advantage of its participation in the Salon des technologies environnementales du Québec to present the latest component of its Innovative Glass Works plan. ÉEQ is offering $1.2 million to help companies manufacture added-value products containing recycled glass for existing and emerging markets in North […]
Montréal, February 18, 2016 – Quebecers want to do their part for the environment by recycling more, whether that is at home or elsewhere. Those are the findings of a recent CROP survey conducted on behalf of Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ). Released just this morning, the numbers produced by the first survey on the subject […]
Montreal, January 14, 2016 – Following its announcement in 2015 to invest in a solution to recycle 100% of the glass in Quebec, today Éco Entreprises Quebec (ÉEQ) reveals the first three components of its Innovative Glass Works Plan. Investments representing $6.7 million will be made by ÉEQ to improve glass recovery and recycling from […]