• Sep 13, 2022

Brave Conversation Webinar on Polystyrene & EPS

The CPP is stewarding a webinar series that moves beyond emotion to be based on science and data, exploring perspectives on critical issues and challenges as it relates to the transition to a circular economy for plastics packaging.

Topic 1: Polystyrene & Expanded Polystyrene

What is the role of polystyrene and expanded polystyrene in a sustainable, Canadian circular plastics packaging economy?

The first of the Brave Conversations Series was focused on polystyrene (PS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) and explored perspectives on the current market and policy situation in Canada, emerging technologies, and considerations around the recyclability of PS and EPS, including if potential viable, near-term pathways for circularity could exist at scale.

The purpose of the discussion was to share factual information on the likelihood of achieving an effective recycling system at scale in Canada for polystyrene and/or expanded polystyrene by 2023, a condition outlined in the Canadian Guidance for the Golden Design Rules.

Date: Tuesday September 13, 2022
Time: 10:00–11:30am PT / 13:00–14:30  ET

Click here to watch the recording


  • Paul Shorthouse, Interim Managing Director, Canada Plastics Pact (moderator)
  • Cassie Bradley, Sustainable Commercial Manager, INEOS
  • Karen Wirsig, Plastics Program Manager, Environmental Defence
  • Kimi Walker, Associate Vice-President – Product Stewardship, Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Robert Herritt, President, Styro-Go
  • Sam Baker, Director of Logistics, Recycle BC
  • Babatunde Olateju, Principal Research Associate – Sustainability, The Conference Board of Canada

Brave Conversation