Canada Plastics Pact Convenes 100+ Stakeholders at the 2023 Partners Summit

In the not-too-distant past, plastic remained in relative obscurity within the realm of household items.

It wasn’t until less than a century ago that it was celebrated for its versatility, affordability, and convenience. It became a simple solution to many practical challenges to improve daily life, from packaging and transportation to consumer goods. 

While sustainability concerns weren’t initially at the forefront, the growing awareness of the long-term consequences of plastic waste and pollution has taken center stage in the past decade.

The real challenge lies in how we manage plastic, a puzzle we’ve neglected for over a century in terms of considering its end-of-life consequences. Now stakeholders are convening to share knowledge, collaborate, and pilot innovative solutions to ensure plastic stays in the economy and out of people, animals, and the environment. 

The Canada Plastics Pact is spearheading Canada’s response to the escalating plastic waste crisis. And the foundations we have built are paving the way for circularity. 

2023 CPP Partners Summit

Almost three years have passed since the launch of the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP), and it was with great excitement that we hosted our second in-person Partners’ Summit on November 8, 2023.

A wide range of stakeholders, including resin producers, manufacturers, retailers, government representatives, recyclers, NGOs, and others, gathered with a shared vision of advancing a circular plastics economy in Canada. The Summit was an opportunity for CPP Partners to get inspired, learn from one another, and forge critical partnerships to accelerate action.

Within the CPP, it’s our shared mission to turn plastic into a sustainable resource that stays in the economy and out of people, animals, and the environment. As we move forward on this path, we continue to build on the foundation established and scale our efforts.

Thank you to all our CPP Partners for being trailblazers and accelerating much-needed action to eliminate plastic waste in Canada.


  • Charles David Mathieu-Poulin (Circular Plastics Taskforce) & Sam Baker (Recycle BC) for speaking on the collaboration of circularity leaders (PRFLEX) to revolutionize the recycling system for flexible packaging in Canada.
  • Marie-Anne Champoux-Guimond & Pierre Benabidès (Circular Plastics Taskforce) for speaking on the traceability for food-grade recycled resin.
  • Michael Wasserman (Eunomia Research & Consulting) for speaking on modelling solutions to increasing recycled content.
  • Anna Rajkovic & Paul Tas (Nova Chemicals) for speaking on the solutions, opportunities and applicability around mechanical and advanced recycling.
  • Daniel Duguay (CPMA) for speaking on the groundbreaking sustainability work in produce packaging.
  • PAC Global for hosting this year’s Summit at PACK EX.