Canada Plastics Pact Welcomes New Partners

In August this year, the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) welcomed 12 new partners including leading consumer goods organizations, industry associations, governments, converters and recycling stewardship organizations from across Canada.

The organization, tackling plastic waste and pollution as a multi-stakeholder, industry-led, cross-value chain collaboration platform, now has over 65 partners. The CPP brings together partners “who are united behind a vision of creating a circular economy in Canada in which plastic waste is kept in the economy and out of the environment”. Their goal is to create this for plastics packaging by 2025 in Canada. Since the CPP launched earlier this year, partners have started working on several initiatives for progression towards the 2025 targets. In July, the organization announced it would lead the consultation and implementation of the “Consumer Goods Forum’s Golden Design Rules for Plastic Packaging Design” within Canada, which would provide a framework “that will result in less plastics overall and better plastics to the recycling system”. In addition, the CPP is currently working to develop a roadmap to achieve the 2025 targets along with a longer-term vision that will be released this fall.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2021, Page 25)