Supporting the Elimination of Unnecessary & Problematic Plastics

The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP), in partnership with the National Zero Waste Council, has released guidance for industry to take urgent measures to eliminate unnecessary and problematic plastics. This document includes a list of 13 unnecessary or problematic items and flagged four in transition as industry collaborates to scale solutions. 

The guidance was developed by a cross-section of CPP Partners to be used by all Canadian stakeholders that put plastics in the market. It provides guidance to industry on how to determine whether various plastic packaging is necessary, and if it is, what packaging is likely to have a place in the circular economy. 

The publication of this guidance document fulfills CPP’s commitment to Target 1: “Define a list of plastic packaging that is designated as unnecessary or problematic and take measures to eliminate them.” CPP continues to push for rapid action before 2025 but recognizes elimination of some of the unwanted plastics will require a commitment of years – not months. CPP’s updated Roadmap to Circularity will be published in early summer 2024 and align with global timelines. 

Read the Press Release

Read the Guidance Document