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Quebec recognizes sustainable packaging

Seven organizations in Quebec have been recognized for their sustainable container, packaging and printed pape...


Seven organizations in Quebec have been recognized for their sustainable container, packaging and printed paper innovations.

The awards were part of Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ)’s Greener Containers, Packaging and Printed Matter: Today’s Reality, Today’s Opportunities! Recognition Program.

  • Cascades Fine Papers Group designed a ream wrapper made of 100 per cent recycled and recyclable fibre.
  • Lassonde Inc. redesigned its 300 ml fruit juice and plastic beverage bottle, reducing its weight.
  • Revenu Québec slashed the amount of paper it used for administrative communications.
  • TELUS got rid of all its plastic packaging, using only 100 per cent recycled and recyclable paper for its accessories box packaging.
  • Yves Rocher marketed its Eco-Refill, Inositol Végétal line of products.

In addition to the winners, the independent committee highlighted a 50 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic bottle by Les Eaux Naya Inc.

The Société des alcools du Québec was also acknowledged for eliminating single-use bags.

The ÉEQ said that, over the coming years, it could include more environmental criteria, while penalizing packaging that is difficult to recycle.

This news item first appeared in our affiliate EcoLog online environmental news service. (11/5/2009 9:00:00 AM) To learn more, visit www.ecolog.com


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