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REPORTS

  • Understanding Recycled Content: Updated report now available – (June 2015):
    This 5-page PPEC backgrounder explains how average recycled content is calculated and places the latest Canadian industry numbers in a global context of supply and demand.  It then argues that minimum thresholds of recycled content for paper packaging are not necessary. Read more…

  • Understanding Recycled Content: and why requiring minimum levels is not the answer for paper packaging – (June 2013):
    This 4-page PPEC backgrounder explains how average recycled content is calculated and places the latest Canadian industry numbers in a global context of supply and demand.  It then argues that minimum thresholds of recycled content for paper packaging are not necessary. Read more…

  • Residential Recovery of Paper Packaging for Recycling – (February, 2011):
    PPEC study looks at the available data and estimates that 65% of used corrugated and boxboard ending up in Canadian households was actually sent for recycling in 2009.  Corrugated recycling was estimated at 75% overall (including an amazing 92% in Ontario), and old boxboard at 52 per cent.  Read More…

  • The Inconvenient Truth about Packaging Waste in Canada – (July 2010):
    PPEC study analyses the available data on packaging waste in Canada and then takes aim at three common misperceptions: that packaging is a huge chunk of the waste stream; that Canada is doing abysmally compared to the Europeans; and that municipalities are doing a much better job of packaging diversion than industry.  Read More …
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