PPEC Membership Benefits

The Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) has been a trusted and credible industry voice for the Canadian paper-based packaging industry for over 30 years, advocating on behalf of its members, and promoting the industry’s environmental sustainability achievements and progress. PPEC membership offers a number of benefits to help your organization and its employees stay informed on sustainability and recycling issues that impact your business.

Advocacy and Government Relations

Speaking with a single and credible voice on behalf of the industry, PPEC represents its members to the government on provincial and federal waste diversion, recycling, and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) issues. On behalf of its members, PPEC participates in consultations and prepares submissions in response to policy and regulatory issues impacting the Canadian paper-based packaging industry. Some of our key issues include supply and quality of feedstocks, material contamination, promoting a level playing field between materials, fair steward fees, and lobbying for practical and fair waste diversion targets.


PPEC promotes the environmental sustainability of the paper-based packaging industry, and corrects misinformation and misperceptions about the industry, through its long-standing and well-known blog, and through social media on PPEC’s Twitter and LinkedIn. PPEC provides insights and analysis about recycling, sustainable forest management, environmental claims, and other industry issues.

Members Only Newsletter

PPEC’s members only monthly newsletter provides a succinct summary of industry news, PPEC activities, recycling and regulatory updates, and upcoming industry events.

Trusted Source for Information: Educational Resources

PPEC’s Fact Sheets, Infosheets, Eco-Training Seminars, website review services, and our infographic, are some of the educational industry resources we offer to help PPEC member companies — along with their internal teams and customers — understand and promote the environmental attributes of paper-based packaging, and the overall sustainability and circular economy of the Canadian paper-based packaging industry.

Recycled Content Survey

Every two years, PPEC publishes its exclusive Recycled Content Survey, featuring updated statistics of the recycled content of the major paper-based packaging grades – containerboard, boxboard, and kraft paper – made by Canadian mills.

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