– Circular Plastics Taskforce (CPT): Collaborating to Build a Circular Economy for Post-Consumer Plastics in Canada


The Circular Plastics Taskforce (CPT) is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between consumer product companies, packaging producers, industry associations and public organizations. Its goal is to help build a circular economy for post-consumer plastics in Canada by creating a better alignment between the recovery and recycling value chain and end markets for recycled resins. It was founded by Cascades, Danone, Dyne-a-Pak, Keurig Dr Pepper Canada, TC Transcontinental and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), who serve as the Steering Committee. Phase 1 of the CPT aimed to map the value chain and to hypothesize ways to improve processes, equipment or technology in sorting centers and processing facilities in order to create a greater synergy among stakeholders, as well as to carry out preliminary simulations to test these hypotheses. Phase I was financed by Environment and Climate Change Canada, Eco-Enterprises Québec and the six founding partners. It was concluded in early 2021. This conference will present the CPT’s unique collaborative model, highlight some of its key preliminary findings and present its next steps.