Today, the Canadian Beverage Association is proud to stand with so many businesses, non-government organizations and with government to launch the Canada Plastics Pact.
From involvement in extended producer responsibility programs in provinces across Canada, to working with recycling affiliates to coordinate consumer messaging, the CBA team works in every province and territory to increase the rates at which our containers are collected and processed. Even though, according to data from provincial recycling affiliates, 75% of our PET (plastic containers) are returned, we want every bottle back.
Plastic beverage bottles are made to be remade, including the caps. The material plays an important role in Canada’s circular economy and it’s important that the value is retained.
It’s an honour to be part of a group that includes so many organizations committing to keep plastics out of our Canadian environment, and innovate to bolster circularity and design. We look forward to doing our part.
Vice President, Canadian Beverage Association