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Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC)

John Mullinder

Photo courtesy of PPEC.

Paper recycling continues to dominate Canada’s waste diversion efforts, representing almost 40% of total material diversion in 2014, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. more

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There is no doubt that some goods are over-packaged and that more can be done to reduce the amount of paper, glass, metal, and plastic packaging that ends up in consumers’ homes. But blaming packaging all the time is only part of the story. more

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Aging baby boomers are beginning to impact both the products and the packaging that Canadians will use in the future. more

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A recent Statistics Canada report on household e-waste reveals some interesting diversion data on other materials. more

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The Canadian plastics industry has quietly deleted a couple of the false claims it was making on its bags website. PPEC highlighted the claims in a blog last month. more

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The Canadian plastics industry is embellishing the credentials of a study it says proves that plastic bags are more “environmentally friendly” than paper bags. more

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The Toronto Star's should tread carefully in its criticism of Ontario's tire stewardship body (OTS) because what applies to tires and used electronics equally applies to Blue Box materials, including newspapers. more

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It’s easy to describe plastics as the problem child of the Ontario Blue Box. Its generation continues to increase; its volume fills trucks and landfills; its net cost to recycle is more than three times that of paper packaging. more

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We frequently hear and see comments about paper “dying” or being supplanted by other materials. It’s not happening, or at least not happening in the way many people think. more

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