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PPEC Releases 2022 Recycled Content Survey

(August 29, 2023) – The latest research results from the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) show the success of the paper packaging circular economy and continue to confirm that the feedstock used for the production of boxboard and containerboard in Canada is made of primarily recycled content fibres. Read more.

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Press Release – Average recycled content of Canadian made paper packaging increases to nearly 82% domestically

PPEC Releases 2020 Industry Survey Results

(29 July 2021) - Today the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) announced the results of its 16th biennial Recycled Content Survey. . . . .  Read the rest of the Press Release here 

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Press Release – Most Canadian packaging board now 100% recycled content

(12 September 2019) - Most of the paper packaging material made by Canadian mills today is 100% recycled content. Old corrugated boxes and cartons are collected from the back of factories and supermarkets; used paper from offices; and a wide range of paper material gathered and sorted from residential (Blue Box) programs across the . . .  Read the rest of the post here 

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Press Release: LCA Shows balanced environmental results for produce container systems

(19 June 2019) - The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) today released a new life cycle assessment (LCA) of produce packaging which shows neither corrugated containers nor reusable plastic containers (RPC), have an advantage in all environmental impact categories...  View Press Release here ...

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Press Release: Paper packaging edges closer to 80% average recycled content

(11 May 2017) - Paper packaging made in Canada is edging closer to a national average of 80% recycled content. According to the industry’s latest survey of mills that produce board or paper that’s made into boxes, bags and cartons, the average recycled content of domestic shipments is now 77 per cent. That’s 1% higher than in the last survey in 2014 but 30% higher than  View Press Release here ...

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Paper Bag Industry Takes Exception to Retailer Comment

(February 09, 2016)  Canada’s paper bag industry takes strong exception to the claim by Nathalie St-Pierre, vice-president of the Retail Council of Canada, Quebec, that paper bags are much more “damageable” to the environment than plastic bags.
St-Pierre made the claim this week while being interviewed by Global TV on the City of Brossard’s proposed  View rest of the story here ...

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Corrugated recovery hits an amazing 98%

(December 15, 2015)  The recovery of old corrugated containers (OCC) or boxes from Ontario households has hit an amazing 98 per cent. This is the highest recovery rate ever for the common brown box, and makes it the most widely recovered packaging material from  View Press Release here ...

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Most Canadian boxes, cartons now 100% recycled content

(June 29, 2015) Most boxes and cartons manufactured in Canada are now 100% recycled content, made completely from old boxes and other used paper material collected from the back of factories, supermarkets, office buildings, or from residential Blue Box programs.   View Press Release here ...

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Study Shows Cleanliness of Corrugated Shipping Containers. One hundred percent of containers tested met acceptable sanitation levels.

(February 10, 2015) ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – Testing and analysis conducted by the University of California-Davis and toxicology experts Haley & Aldrich investigating the cleanliness of corrugated shipping containers confirmed that all corrugated containers tested met acceptable sanitation levels.   View the study here ...

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