Key decisions looming on Canada’s Blue Box EPR programs

(31 August 2015) North America’s first full producer responsibility EPR program for the Blue Box has been running for over a year now in British Columbia, with positive results. Will Ontario and the other provinces follow suit? Will they have the political wherewithal to effectively address the key issues of free-riders and producer control?

The paper industry has a major interest in these matters. Some 75% of the material collected in Canada’s Blue Box systems is paper of one kind or another, most  Read the rest of the post here…

Meeting the demand for simple, concise factsheets

(20 August 2015) Anyone who has had anything to do with websites knows that they are much like airports, constantly under construction. We have four terminals, as it were, and it is a constant effort to ensure that the environmental information we post here, and on our three grade-specific websites (boxes, bags, and cartons), is accurate, concise, and current.  Read the rest of the post here…

The future of paper packaging

(05 August 2015) Yes, it has one! PPEC is pleased to announce the impressive line-up for its upcoming October 28th event on the Future of Packaging. Confirmed speakers include: Read the rest of the post here…

Most Canadian boxes, cartons now 100% recycled content

(30 June 2015) Most boxes and cartons manufactured in Canada are now 100% recycled content, made completely from old boxes and other used paper material collected from the back of factories, supermarkets, office buildings, or from residential Blue Box programs.

Some 13 mills across Canada produce nothing but 100% recycled content board, according to PPEC’s latest Recycled Content Survey. The industry’s environmental council completes Read the rest of the post here…


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Corrugated Boxes Canada

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