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Wed, Apr 24


O'Born Room, National Arts Centre

Role of EPR in creating a circular economy for plastics in Canada

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Time & Location

Apr 24, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

O'Born Room, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1, Canada

About The Event

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is gaining momentum across Canada, with more and more jurisdictions launching EPR regulations. This dynamic and interactive session will discuss the role of EPR in creating a national circular economy for plastics.

Circular Materials and EEQ are not-for-profit producer responsibility organizations (PROs) responsible for supporting producers in meeting regulatory obligations under provincial EPR regulations. Circular Materials is currently implementing programs in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta and the Yukon, while EEQ is managing the EPR program in Quebec.

This co-led session by Circular Materials and EEQ will dive into the current landscape and impact of EPR across Canada, including how producers are helping to shape the system, plastics material design, innovation and how plastic materials are being returned to producers to use in new packaging. Through EPR policies, strategic partnerships and infrastructure investments, Circular Materials and EEQ are harmonizing the recycling system across the country to ensure it is effective, efficient and benefits Canadians.


  • Allen Langdon, Chief Executive Officer, Circular Materials
  • Philippe Cantin, VP Public Affairs and Government Relations, Éco Entreprises Québec
  • Alain Brandon, Vice President, Sustainability, Social Impact and Government Relations, Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Caitlin McClung, Director, Public Relations, Restaurant Brands International
  • Eli Browne, Director, Corporate Sustainability, Sobeys Inc.
  • Paul Grenier, Manager, Government Affairs, The Clorox Company of Canada
  • Catherine McVitty, Sustainability Communications Lead, Unilever Canada
  • Daniel Reshef, Sustainability Director, Nestlé Canada
  • Marie-Anne Champoux-Guimond, Sustainability Director, Keurig Dr Pepper Canada
  • Étienne Brizard, Coordinator - Responsible Purchasing, Metro Inc.
  • Chris Christie, Senior Manager, Sustainability, McDonalds

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