January 30, 2020 (Toronto, ON): In response to the announcement by the Premier of Quebec and the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, and Fight Against Climate Change today on sujet du système de la consigne:
The Canadian Beverage Association and our members share the government’s goal to increase the recovery rate of beverage containers in Quebec, and we welcome the opportunity to build on the success of the current deposit program.
“Today’s announcement is an opportunity for the beverage sector to work collaboratively to design a system that is effective and efficient, and one that makes it easy for consumers to participate in.
We look forward to the next steps in this process and continuing to work with the Government of Quebec and other stakeholders to achieve success.”
- Jim Goetz, President, Canadian Beverage Association
The Canadian Beverage Association employs 60,000 Canadians from coast to coast, with over 18,000 jobs in manufacturing. Our jobs are made in Canada, and our products are made in Canada. We proudly represent the makers of more than 60 brands of non-alcoholic beverages in more than 200 facilities nation-wide.
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