Ontario Blue Box recovery rate barely above 60% provincial target
(30 October 2019) – The recovery rate of Ontario’s residential Blue Box system has slipped again, to its lowest level since 2005. According to Stewardship Ontario, the 2018 recovery rate was 60.2%, just barely above the mandated provincial target.
Almost three-quarters of what’s currently being recovered is paper of one kind or another . . . Read the rest of the post here
Brand owners sucked in by Canopy’s embarrassing boo-boos
(17 October 2019) – Vancouver-based environmental group, Canopy, has launched a global campaign against paper packaging, claiming that three billion trees “disappear into packaging’’ every year leaving “a trail of deforestation, degraded forest systems, threatened species, and an increasingly volatile climate.”
Strong words. But are they true? . . . Read the rest of the post here
Setting the record straight on deforestation in Canada
(04 October 2019) – There’s no question that deforestation is a serious global issue with climate change consequences. The massive fires in the Amazon and Indonesia are just the most recent examples. But there’s also a lot of misinformation about deforestation, about where it’s occurring, and what its major causes are.
For starters, simply cutting down a tree is not deforestation, according to United Nations’ definitions. Removing trees or forests and replacing them with . . . Read the rest of the post here
Press Release – Most Canadian packaging board now 100% recycled content
(12 September 2019) – Most of the paper packaging material made by Canadian mills today is 100% recycled content. Old corrugated boxes and cartons are collected from the back of factories and supermarkets; used paper from offices; and a wide range of paper material gathered and sorted from residential (Blue Box) programs across the country.
It wasn’t always the case, says John Mullinder, executive director of the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC), which has been tracking and promoting . . . Read the rest of the post here
Paper’s Circular Economy:
Video courtesy of FEFCO
Most of the boxes and cartons made in Canada are 100% recycled content.
We want them back!