Plastics solutions: innovations in recycling on either side of the Atlantic

Éco Entreprises Québec and Citeo are proud to have presented the first forum dedicated to the innovation in the recycling of plastic packaging, in Paris, February 4 and 5, 2019.

The two organizations share the ambition to accelerate and put in place win-win conditions for the deployment of innovative technologies in the field of plastic packaging recycling.

“Plastics solutions: innovations in recycling on either side of the Atlantic” have bring together 325 participants from Canada and Europe and is directly aligned with the Ocean Plastics Charter signed by the G7 countries.

“Companies that use and market plastic packaging are part of the solution. They are already investing millions in the recycling and curbside recycling system.”

Maryse Vermette, ÉEQ President and CEO

ÉEQ and its French counterpart Citeo propose an innovative approach of collaboration between the manufacturers, the companies, the recyclers and the investors concerned in order to initiate a real change in the search for solutions (video in french only):



Videos on recycling technologies (in french) 

Depolymerisation, for complex PET packaging (colored or opaque, multilayered trays), consists in breaking polymer bonds to revert to the initial monomer state.


Dissolution in a specific solvent followed by filtering, targets polyethylene-based (PE) films, polystyrene (PS) or polypropylene (PP) packaging. Potential applications are numerous: tray lids, chocolate bar wrappers, yoghurt containers, meat trays, ice cream, butter or fresh cream containers.


Thermal techniques (pyrolysis, gasification) are used to turn plastics (PE, PP, PS) into chemical components for plastics processing or into combustible liquid and gas to be used as fuel.


13 cutting-edge start-ups in the area of plastics recycling


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