Companies Support Recycling Rules


More than 20 Canadian retail and consumer packaged goods companies, representing a substantial proportion of the nation's plastic packaging, are among the first to support new global ‘Golden Design Rules’ to improve plastics recycling and reduce landfill and pollution. The rules acknowledge the importance of plastic packaging for food quality and safety, while encouraging companies industrywide to make packaging decisions that better support recycling systems. In addition to keeping plastic out of landfill and nature, designing packaging to be more recyclable is an important first step in converting a take-make-waste linear economy into a circular economy where the ingredients of plastic packaging are captured and reused. The program is designed for companies to abide by two rules: increase value in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling and remove problematic elements from packaging. Companies participating include Henkel Canada Corporation, Walmart Canada, SC Johnson Canada, and Reckitt Benckiser (Canada) Inc.