Montreal, June 14, 2022 — Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is pleased to see that the regulation meets a vast majority of the winning conditions it put forward for a successful implementation of the extended producer responsibility for the diversion and recycling of containers, packaging and printed matter in Quebec. With all the necessary leverage to […]
Montreal, April 28, 2022 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) launched its new Purpose on April 28 as part of its annual general meeting (AGM), preceded by the pre-launch of a documentary entitled Tout déballer, which drew an audience of about 100 people. Purpose and Core Values As a management organization chosen by contributing companies, Éco […]
MONTRÉAL (Québec), April 5, 2022 —The Circular Plastics Taskforce (CPT) is pleased to announce the support received from the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI), in the form of a financial contribution of over half a million dollars. This grant marks the official start of Phase II of the project led by the CPT, which […]
Montréal, January 26, 2022 — It is with great enthusiasm that Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) welcomes the new draft regulation concerning the curbside recycling system published in the Gazette Officielle today. This draft regulation aims to put companies at the heart of the curbside recycling system by giving them full responsibility for the containers, packaging […]
MONTRÉAL (Québec), September 27th, 2021 —The Circular Plastics Taskforce (CPT) has completed the first phase of its efforts to implement a circular economy for plastics in Quebec and Canada. Officially launched in 2020, the CPT is a collaborative effort of organizations interested in finding concrete solutions to improve the management of post-consumer plastics. It brings […]
Montréal, June 15, 2021 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is proud to launch its pilot project on the ecodesign incentive bonus as part of the 2021 Schedule of Contributions, with the aim to recognize the ecodesign initiatives for containers and packaging placed on the market in 2019 or 2020. With the modernization of curbside recycling, […]
Montréal, June 11, 2021 – During the awards ceremony for the Grand Prix at the 2021 Virtual Congress of the Association des directeurs généraux des municipalités du Québec (ADGMQ), Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) had the honour of being named the recipient of the Prix Partenaire. This prestigious award is given every two years to an […]
Montreal, May 31, 2021 – In pursuing its mission of curbside recycling optimization, Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is proactive and firmly committed to improving residual waste management on a daily basis. To continue reducing the organization’s environmental impact, the management of ÉEQ, with the help of its Sustainable Development Committee and its Governance and Ethics […]
Montréal, May 31, 2021 – On May 31st, Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) presented actions and propositions regarding the management of final waste and the potential for the modernization of curbside recycling to improve efforts to divert waste from landfills before the commission of inquiry of the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE). The mandate the […]
Montreal, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is today publishing a report produced jointly with consulting firm SOLINOV, specializing in environment and organic waste management. The report unveils the results of a several months-long research and analysis process to present a situational report on the use and end-of-life impact of compostable and biodegradable plastic packaging and the environmental challenges caused by these. We particularly note that a […]
Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) presented this Tuesday, October 20th to the Commission on transportation and the Environment its recommendations as part of special consultations on Bill 65. From the start, ÉEQ welcomed the government’s decision to place companies at the heart of the curbside recycling system and enable them to take responsibility for their containers, […]
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) […]
Montréal, March 12, 2020 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ), the non-profit organization that represents thousands of companies in their responsibility to finance the collection and sorting of the contents of recycling bins, highlights the investments to support the modernization of the curbside recycling system announced by Finance Minister Éric Girard in his recent budget. A […]
Montreal, February 11, 2020 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ), the non for profit organization representing thousands of companies in their responsibilities to finance the collection and sorting of recycling bin contents, salutes the announcement made by the Government of Québec regarding the curbside recycling reform, specifically, that companies who produce and market containers, packaging and […]
Montréal, January 30, 2020 – Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ), the non-profit organization that represents thousands of companies who finance the collection and sorting of recycling bin contents, is concerned about the Québec government’s decision to expand the scope of the deposit system to all glass, metal and plastic beverage containers by 2022. ÉEQ feels that […]
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 […]
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.