• Virtual
  • Apr 11, 2024

Informing a Strategic Approach to Data Collection & Reporting for Canada’s Plastics Packaging Value Chain

Date: April 11, 2024
Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm EST


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The Canadian consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry faces data challenges and gaps as it strives to achieve reductions in overall packaging waste alongside carbon emission reduction goals. Reporting on plastics usage, disposal, and the ensuing environmental impacts is increasingly cost and time-consuming, driving the industry to explore best practices and a strategic approach to plastics data collection and reporting.

In November 2023, the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) and Circular Economy Leadership Canada (CELC) produced a Discussion Paper focused on Improving Data Collection, Reporting & Transparency within the Plastics Packaging Value Chain.


Hosted by the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP), Circular Economy Leadership Canada (CELC), and Policy Integrity Inc., the objectives of this 90-minute virtual stakeholder workshop were to:

  1. Present the highlights of this Discussion Paper
  2. Discuss the key issues and findings from various perspectives across the plastics packaging value chain.
  3. Discuss the important considerations for advancing a strategic plan for addressing the challenges and key issues.


The workshop was made up of two parts:

  • Part 1 will seek to understand whether the issues have been framed correctly by engaging with different stakeholders and perspectives of the plastics value chain. It will also provide a platform to hear feedback on any nuances that may have been missed and need to be considered.
  • Part 2 will involve Policy Integrity presenting some findings and gaps from their recent data study, which is connected to considerations for a data strategy aimed at addressing some of the issues and challenges identified in the discussion paper. We will then move to a breakout session to explore how we can advance the conversation and find solutions.


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