CSSA joins launch of Canada Plastics Pact

Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance Inc. today joined with more than 40 organizations to launch the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) and work collectively to end plastic waste and pollution.

The CPP unites businesses, government, non-governmental organizations and other key actors in the local plastics value chain to fundamentally rethink the way we design, use, and reuse plastic packaging. The CPP is aligned with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact network and the New Plastics Economy’s common vision of a circular economy for plastics.

“CSSA is excited to be a founding member of the Canada Plastics Pact. As the largest and most experienced compliance solution provider for extended producer programs in North America, and proud endorser of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, CSSA looks forward to collaborating with Canadian businesses and others to realize our vision of a circular economy for plastics without waste,” said David Pearce, Managing Director, CSSA. “Collectively, our client-programs managed more than 142,000 tonnes of plastic packaging in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario in 2019. We welcome collaboration throughout the packaging value chain to bring about tangible change.”

The CPP is working toward four clear, actionable targets by 2025, with a focus on plastics packaging:

  • Define a list of plastic packaging that is to be designated as problematic or unnecessary and take measures to eliminate them by 2025
  • Support efforts towards 100% of plastic packaging being designed to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025
  • Undertake ambitious actions to ensure that at least 50% of plastic packaging is effectively recycled or composted by 2025
  • Ensure an average of at least 30% recycled content across all plastic packaging (by weight) by 2025

The CPP will report its progress annually to the Canadian public.

Further information about the CPP is available at www.plasticspact.ca.