Recycling and sorting centres: “The government is making the right choices.” -Maryse Vermette, CEO

Yesterday, the government of Québec tabled a budget that includes $100 million to improve waste management. More specifically, the measures aim to:

  • modernize sorting centres, especially for glass and plastic;
  • lead technological innovation to increase the quality of the materials and their outlets;
  • support packaging ecodesign initiatives;
  • provide more recovery equipment in public spaces

“In prioritizing these measures, the government has proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it fully understands the most important issues for Québec’s curbside recycling system as a whole. It is making the right choices, and this is very encouraging for the future,” affirmed Maryse Vermette, president and chief executive officer, Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ).

Note that ÉEQ recently released a report on the Innovative Glass Works plan, whose key recommendations propose to modernize sorting centres and invest in the development of new markets—the solution to recycling 100% of the glass collected through curbside recycling in Québec.

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