CIAC Recognizes CCME Roadmap as key step in developing a circular economy for plastics in Canada
September 07, 2022
The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) recognizes the recently released A Roadmap to Strengthen the Management of Single-use and Disposable Plastics by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) as a key step in implementing the Canada-wide Action Plan on Zero Plastic Waste.
“We appreciate that the roadmap speaks to commitments CIAC members have made to help move Canada toward a circular economy for plastics. Overall, the approach taken by the Ministers in the roadmap is balanced, science-driven and flexible to allow for jurisdictional differences,” said Bob Masterson, CIAC President and CEO.
The roadmap recognizes the important commitments made by CIAC Plastic Division members that will see 100 per cent of plastics packaging being recyclable or recoverable by 2030; and 100 per cent of plastics packaging being reused, recycled, or recovered by 2040.
The CCME roadmap includes best practices and voluntary actions that will guide governments to better manage plastic items that are most commonly found littering neighbourhoods, parks and natural landscapes.
This roadmap provides the necessary tools to keep plastics in the economy and out of the environment. CIAC and its members are looking forward to working with governments to achieve a circular economy for plastic and ensure a healthy, thriving natural environment.