Created on 1/27/2021 9:01:38 AM
Mississauga, ON (January 27, 2021) — Today, Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP) joined more than 40 leading businesses, NGOs, and government institutions to form the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP), bringing together key players representing diverse parts of the plastics value chain to collaborate and innovate. Together, CPP Partners will rethink the way plastics are designed, used, and reused, charting a path toward a circular economy for plastic by 2025.
Celebrating FHCP's committment, Michael Graydon, FHCP CEO, says, "Becoming a partner in the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) is a natural progression for FHCP, the first trade association in Canada to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision for a New Plastics Economy.
Building on the leadership of Canada’s food, health and consumer goods manufacturers, we are committed to working with partners to identify and implement solutions make sure plastic never becomes waste. Collaborative and creative leadership is required to make an impact in the packaging supply chain, allowing more and more companies to eliminate waste through design and innovation, and work toward a circular economy."
The CPP is working towards four clear, 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)
A full list of CPP found Partners, including a number of FHCP members, can be found here.
For more information read the formal press release (French), watch a video message featuring The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Sonja Wegge, Plastics Pact Programme Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, or learn more about the story of CPP in this video. Further information can be found at www.plasticspact.ca.