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Return-It is a proud supporter of the Canada Plastics Pact action plan

Return-It, along with over 70 businesses and organizations across Canada’s plastics value chain have come together to launch an ambitious plan to eliminate plastic waste through the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP). Canada’s first industry-wide action plan to address plastic waste entitled “Roadmap to 2025: A shared action plan to build a circular economy for plastics packaging” was developed through the collaboration and engagement of industry leaders. Brands, retailers, recyclers, resin producers, nonprofits, associations, and governments are united in their efforts towards a circular economy for plastic packaging and a zero-waste future by setting out a plan to drive tangible change by 2025.

Consistent with our social purpose of fostering a world where nothing is waste, we are committed to collaborating with like-minded organizations to eliminate the plastics we don’t need and innovate so the plastics we do need can be reused, recycled or composed to be kept in the economy and out of the environment. The Roadmap outlines the steps necessary to achieve this vision. It charts a clear unified path forward for quick and high impact change. The Roadmap priorities can be found here.

“As a founding partner of the Canada Plastics Pact, we are proud to join the CPP in releasing a shared action plan that will result in building a circular economy for plastics packaging in Canada,” said Allen Langdon, President & CEO of Return-It. "We have been leading BC’s beverage container management program for over 26 years and continue to innovate and enhance our program to ensure that plastic and all other beverage containers don’t become waste.  It is through innovative partnerships such as these where we can all work together to implement solutions and make a meaningful difference.”

The CPP is following in the footsteps of Roadmaps from other pacts across the Ellen McArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network. The Roadmap will play a critical role in reaching the CPP’s four 2025 targets for plastics packaging and is a major step forward for creating a circular economy for plastics. Return-It looks forward to working alongside CPP Partners and others to drive the collaboration necessary for this critical change.

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