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 […]
The fact that the Régie intermunicipale de traitement des matières résiduelles de la Gaspésie (RITMRG) is facing the possibility of having to landfill certain recyclable materials if nobody takes them on soon – in spite of its proactive attempts to find solutions – confirms just how far-reaching the problem is for all Québec and North […]
Modernizing the curbside recycling compensation plan will be achieved through cooperation between companies and municipalities
ÉEQ welcomes the announcement of a new commercial agreement to recycle glass in Québec to produce crude silica and high value-added chemical products.
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 […]
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 […]
Montréal, December 11, 2015 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is pleased to announce its first investments in its Innovative Glass Works plan, which opens the way for the launch of demonstration projects to equip several sorting centres with innovative glass processing and cleaning machinery, in collaboration with partners in Québec and from abroad. The selected […]
Montréal, November 30, 2015 – The École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), City of Montréal, Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) and RECYC-QUÉBEC released the details of a major partnership this morning to support research on innovative applications that integrate recycled glass in road construction. This common commitment will provide ÉTS with […]
Montréal, November 24, 2015 – As part of the 2015 edition of the Responsible Consumption Barometer Survey in Quebec, Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is pleased to release the findings of a survey conducted by the Observatoire de la Consommation Responsable designed to better understand the myths and realities that affect Quebecers’ relationship with packaging in […]
Montréal, October 13, 2015 – During Youth Centre Week from October 12 to 18, 2015, Étienne Dano, the spokesperson for the Regroupement des maisons de jeunes du Québec, is calling on teens to participate in the Curbside Recycling Ambassadors Program. As the instigator of the program, Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is proud to offer financing […]
Montréal, August 25, 2015 – Maryse Vermette, President and CEO of Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ), is pleased to announce that, for the second quarter of 2015, the organization granted a total of $173,500 for fifteen proposals to install recyclables recovery equipment in municipal public places as part of ÉEQ’s Away-from-Home Recovery Program. The following installations […]
On June 3, 2015, ÉEQ took part in a public consultation on the issues and impacts of banning single-use shopping bags. Similarly to, ÉEQ presented a submission, as did several recycling industry partners and business associations, to the Commission sur l’eau, l’environnement, le développement durable et les grands parcs, who held the consultations. The issue […]