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Canada was the 10th country to join the Global Plastics Pact network in 2021 as part of The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy initiative, all working towards a common vision for a circular economy for plastics.

The Canada Plastics Pact unites 81 leading industry, NGO, and public sector organizations, who together account for over a third of the plastics packaging in the market nationally, to collaborate and rethink the way we design, use, and reuse plastic packaging to reach the following four targets by 2025:

The four targets are:

  • Target 1

    Define a list of plastic as problematic or unnecessary and take measures to eliminate them.

  • Target 2

    100% plastic packaging designed to be reusable, recyclable or compostable.

  • Target 3

    50% of plastic packaging is effectively recycled or composted.

  • Target 4

    30% recycled content across all plastic packaging,

WRAP provided strategic advice to the Canadian team to finalise the Plastics Pact which was launched in January 2021 and supported in the development of their Roadmap which launched in October 2021. In Canada, WRAP worked with The Natural Step, National Zero Waste Council of Canada and other partners to produce their ambitious strategic Roadmap.

Over 70 leading businesses, organizations, and governments in Canada have come together to release the ambitious action plan to eliminate plastic waste. Their Roadmap to 2025 will be a shared action plan to build a circular economy for plastics packaging and represents unprecedented cross-value chain collaboration, uniting key players behind a shared vision for a circular economy for plastics packaging in Canada and a targeted plan to drive tangible change by 2025.

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