What PPEC will be watching in 2023

What PPEC will be Watching in 2023

January 13, 2023

As the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) continues to work on achieving its mission to promote the environmental sustainability of the Canadian paper packaging industry, we will also be closely monitoring the following key issues in 2023: Extended Producer Responsibility and Recycling Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach in which a […]

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Happy Holidays from PPEC

December 22, 2022

On behalf of the team at the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC), we would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Holidays and thank you for your unwavering support over the last year. As we wrap up a very busy year, we wanted to reach out and share a few of the […]

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Article Overlooks the Importance of Recycled Content

December 5, 2022

In the November 28th New York Times Magazine article, Where Does All the Cardboard Come From? I Had to Know, writer Matthew Shaer does a deep dive on what he refers to as the “cardboard economy” – everything from the history of who invented it, how it’s made, and its global marketplace.

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Paper represents 35% of diversion

Statistics Canada’s New Waste Management Survey Results: Paper Represents 35% of Diversion

November 18, 2022

On November 15, 2022, Statistics Canada released the results of its biennial Waste Management Survey, containing waste diversion data for 2020, broken down by material type and diversion source (residential and non-residential). The new data shows that Canadian households and businesses diverted 9,903,027 tonnes of waste in 2020, and of the total amount diverted, 3,502,683 tonnes were […]

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Celebrating Circular Economy Month

October 7, 2022

Earlier this year, the Circular Innovation Council announced that October marks the inaugural Circular Economy Month. As the Council continues to build on the success of their annual #WasteReductionWeek, they are now expanding the focus to circular economy for the entire month. In their announcement, they shared “For 20 years Waste Reduction Week in Canada has focused on […]

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Sustainable Forest Management and Climate Change

September 23, 2022

The Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) has enjoyed celebrating National Forest Week (NFW), which took place this week (September 18-24, 2022), as the sustainable management of Canada’s forests is fundamental to PPEC and its members. Sustainable forestry not only plays an important role in the industry’s circular economy, but it is also fundamental to helping […]

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How Does Canada’s Ban on Single-Use Plastics Impact Paper Packaging? 

July 29, 2022

There have been a lot of recent developments related to Canada’s Zero Plastic Waste Agenda and the federal government’s ban on single-use plastic products, which is why it is a perfect time to share this blog examining some of the latest news, key activities, and the potential impacts on the paper packaging industry. Ban on single-use plastic […]

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Little Green Lies: Q&A with Author John Mullinder

June 6, 2022

The Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) sat down with its former and long-standing Executive Director, John Mullinder, who helped formed PPEC in 1990, and retired in February 2021. John recently published his new book, Little Green Lies and Other BS, which focuses on environmental claims and advertising; it is a follow up to […]

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Government Amends Ontario Blue Box Regulation

April 29, 2022

The Government of Ontario made amendments to the Blue Box Regulation, which came into effect on April 14, 2022. The amendments do not change the original intention of the regulation – to transition the existing Ontario Blue Box model from a shared funding model to a full producer responsibility model – and do not impact […]

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What Does “Old” Mean When it Comes to Canada’s Forests?

April 13, 2022

On April 7, 2022, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled Canada’s 2022 Budget. The federal government’s environmental and climate change initiatives are outlined in Chapter 3 of the budget, including the proposal to establish a $55.1 million Old Growth Nature Fund to conserve and protect British Columbia’s old growth forests. The funding is proposed to be provided […]

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Discussing the Toronto Star\’s Ontario Blue Box Article

March 25, 2022

On March 19, the Toronto Star published The Ford government is overhauling Ontario’s blue box recycling program — and critics say it will be a disaster, by Business Feature Writer Richard Warnica. The Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) was interviewed for the article on February 4, but our comments about paper-based packaging in […]

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Sustainable Forest Management and Canada’s Paper Packaging Industry 

March 21, 2022

With today’s International Day of Forests, the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) would like to explain how sustainable forest management is critical to the circular economy of Canada’s paper packaging industry, and share the latest developments related to how forests can help mitigate climate change. Environmental sustainability is at the core of PPEC […]

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