What is the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP)?

The launch of the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) on January 27th, 2021 marks the beginning of an exciting opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders and create a circular economy in Canada. 

“An ambitious pre-competitive, multi-stakeholder platform, the CPP will enable companies across the Canadian plastics value chain to collaborate and innovate. It will build on significant work that has already been underway to reduce plastics waste, and will grow over time. Together, Partners will rethink the way they design, use, and reuse plastics, thereby charting a path toward a circular economy for plastic by 2025.” (Continue reading the press release here – EN/FR)

RCC is proud to be a founding member of CPP, along with more than 40 partners representing industry, government, NGOs and more. 

Here are CPP’s actionable targets by 2025:

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

For more information, visit CPP’s website (et en français). 

Additional Resources 

  • CPP video 
  • Video – Remarks from The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Sonia Wegge, Programme Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation 
  • Founding members list