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What We're Doing

The Council is proud to be leading and supporting national collaborations to eliminate plastic waste and pollution and accelerate the transition to a circular plastics economy in Canada. Some of the ways the Council is engaging with stakeholders across the country are outlined below

Plastics Advisory Panel

In 2019, the National Zero Waste Council, with the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), created the Plastics Advisory Panel to provide advice on short-term actions to prevent and reduce plastic waste and single use items. The panel included input from across sectors, but focused on local government perspectives to deal with plastics waste.​

In June 2019, the Plastics Advisory Panel produced a concise report, Regulatory Approaches for Priority Plastic Wastes (Français), that suggested specific regulatory measures that could be implemented to prevent or better manage plastic waste for 10 categories of plastics waste. The report was submitted to the CCME as input into its development of a Canada-wide strategy on Zero Plastic Waste.


Collaborations

 

le Groupe d’action plastiques circulaires (GAPC)/Circular Plastics Task Force

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The CPT was born out of a collaboration between Dyne-a-Pak, Cascades, Danone Canada, Keurig Dr Pepper Canada, TC Transcontinental and the Chemical Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) to help build a circular economy for plastics in Quebec. The CPT aims to optimize plastics recycling in Quebec and Canada through better alignment between market needs and value chain stakeholders. For more information, see gapc.ca.

PAC’s PIP360° - Packaging Innovation Pathway Tool

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PIP360° is a digital tool that gives brands, retailers, government, packaging manufacturers and others a benchmark package score, identifying the circularity of a package and offering a clear pathway to improvement. It is a collaboration initiative involving the PAC Packaging Consortium and the PAC Leadership Council that includes leading retailers, packaging manufacturers, brand owners, waste management companies, municipalities, and government regulators.

For more information, visit pac.ca/pacnext/