Canada Plastics Pact unveils diversion plan

The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) has launched its Roadmap for plastics diversion.

The plan offers a solution for Canadian companies to divert three million tonnes of plastic waste from landfills and the environment, back into the Canadian economy. Plastic waste results in a loss of $7.6 billion annually.

The CPP Roadmap was the first action item for CPP Partners to lay out the collective direction and execution strategies to achieve its targets for 2025. The CPP Roadmap was developed by organizations from all parts of the plastics packaging value chain.

As a producer responsibility organization with experience in creating circular solutions for a wide range of businesses and materials, Ryse Solutions joined the CPP as a Founding Partner and contributed to the creation of the CPP Roadmap.

“The CPP Roadmap is a step in the right direction. We have helped many companies adopt circularity throughout their practices and supply chains innovatively and cost-effectively to support their business objectives,” says Vice President of Ryse Solutions, Gordon Day.

“Ryse Solutions believes the CPP will make Canadian industries that use plastics packaging more circular.”

With over two-thirds of the plastic packaging produced in Canada ending up in landfills or the environment before ever being placed in a blue bin or entering the recycling system, it is clear that a shared action plan was needed.

“Every day, we are collecting, sorting, and processing valuable materials across Canada. We hope all Canadians take action and see plastic the same way we do, as a valuable circular resource that is indispensable to humankind,” says Paulina Leung, Chief Sustainability Officer of Emterra Group, which is the parent company to Ryse.

“A transition from our current take-make-waste linear economy to a circular economy benefits all parts of society.”