Packaging is the villain again (sigh)
(12 September 2016) – There is no doubt that some goods are over-packaged and that more can be done to reduce the amount of paper, glass, metal and plastic packaging that ends up in consumers’ homes. But blaming packaging all the time is only part of the story. To put it bluntly, we in the so-called developed world eat, drink and buy far . . Read the rest of the post here
Dick Staite: former PPEC director and “interim” chair
(10 August 2016) – It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dick Staite, a former chairman of PPEC and a long-time employee of Atlantic Packaging in Toronto.
In the early 1990s, Dick’s boss, Harry Shelson, came to him and said: “I want you to join PPEC.” . . Read the rest of the post here
Did you know that more adult diapers are now sold in Nova Scotia than baby diapers?
(02 August 2016) – This is not a knock on Nova Scotia, simply pointing out that aging baby boomers are beginning to impact both the products and the packaging that Canadians will use in the future. The diaper info comes courtesy of John Wright, Senior Fellow at the Angus Reid Institute, who just happens to be a keynote speaker at PPEC’s upcoming seminar November 1. . . Read the rest of the post here
PPEC represents over 90% of the Canadian paper packaging industry on environmental issues. Here’s what some of them say about it.
For more on why it was formed click here. For its history of its achievements (some of them world and/or North American firsts) click here. For a summary of what some of its key movers and shakers say about it click here. If you want to join, click here.