Sustainable forest management is essential to the Canadian paper-based packaging industry and its circular economy.
Where is Canada’s Guidance on Environmental Claims?
There continues to be increased global activity and enforcement around environmental claims and greenwashing, the practice of making false or misleading environmental sustainability claims.
The Circular Economy of a Recyclable Pizza Box
February 9, 2023 - It is National Pizza Day today, and the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) wants to celebrate by reminding you that pizza boxes are recyclable in Canada.
How many times can a box be recycled? A great, but complex question.
Corrugated boxes are a valuable form of packaging with a wide range of benefits. They protect the contents, keep the package safe during delivery, and provide necessary information about the product inside.
What PPEC will be Watching in 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:
Article Overlooks the Importance of Recycled Content
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.
Statistics Canada’s New Waste Management Survey Results: Paper Represents 35% of Diversion
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).
New FAQ Available from PPEC
PPEC is pleased to help answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the environmental attributes of Canadian-made paper-based packaging.
Celebrating Circular Economy Month
Earlier this year, the Circular Innovation Council announced that October marks the inaugural Circular Economy Month.
Sustainable Forest Management and Climate Change
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.
How Does Canada’s Ban on Single-Use Plastics Impact Paper Packaging?
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.
What Does “Old” Mean When it Comes to Canada’s Forests?
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.
Discussing the Toronto Star’s Ontario Blue Box Article
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.
Sustainable Forest Management and Canada’s Paper Packaging Industry
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.
This National Pizza Day Don’t Forget that Pizza Boxes are Recyclable in Canada
It is National Pizza Day on February 9, 2022, and the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) wants to celebrate by reminding you that pizza boxes are recyclable in Canada! You thought we were going to say eat pizza, right? You can do that, too, but don’t forget to recycle that box once you’re done!
Competition Bureau Archived Canadian Environmental Claims Guide: Now What?
On November 4, 2021, the Competition Bureau archived Environmental claims: A guide for industry and advertisers, stating that:
What PPEC will be Watching in 2022
As the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) continues to work on achieving its mission to promote the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the Canadian paper packaging industry, we will also be closely monitoring the following key issues in 2022.
New Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Announced
On October 26, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the members of the new Cabinet, following the September 20th election, which saw the Liberals form another minority government. Parliament is slated to return November 22, 2021, at which time the Government of Canada will also deliver a new Throne Speech, which will lay out the government’s plans and priorities.
Celebrating Waste Reduction Week and the Circular Economy of Paper-based Packaging
The Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) is pleased to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, taking place this week.
Sustainable Forest Management is Essential to the Canadian Paper-Based Packaging Industry
Sustainable forest management is a fundamental pillar for PPEC and its members and is essential to the Canadian paper-based packaging industry. And what better time to talk about that then during National Forest Week, which is taking place this week.
Ontario Blue Box program falls below 60% recycling target
Stewardship Ontario’s new 2020 Annual Report provides the most recent data on the performance of the Ontario Blue Box program.
Ontario Blue Box Update: GFL acquisition of CSSA and new PROs established
In June, the Ontario government released the final Blue Box regulation, which sets out the framework to transition to producer responsibility, and transfer the full operational and financial management of the Ontario Blue Box program to producers – the businesses that make and sell obligated materials into the Ontario marketplace – with implementation beginning in July 2023.