We share the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision of a circular economy for plastic, where plastic never becomes waste.
so that 100% of our plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable.
the use of post-consumer recycled content of 10% on average by weight, across all plastics in our product basket.
with industry partners to increase reuse, recycling, and composting rates for plastics in the communities where we operate.
How will we will achieve our 2025 goals?
By blending art, science and technology to create innovative sustainable packaging. We also invest 1% of our packaging activities' annual revenues to support our sustainable product development efforts and actively meet our 2025 goals.
Speaking of goals, we also joined, in 2020, the United Nations Global Compact! Take a look here.
We are already working on tomorrow’s sustainability solutions with an intensified focus. To keep up with the changing consumer, innovation must come from many facets: research and development, a talented team, supply chain partnerships, and collaboration with our customers.
To meet our circular economy goals, we have assembled a multi-functional, focused taskforce of highly-skilled sustainability gurus, to develop and execute our action plan which includes packaging that is recyclable, biopolymers, made of post-consumer recycled content, and more.
We work with our customers to create unique solutions that conform to their market. Gain from our experience which includes optimizing package designs, integrating environmentally responsible materials, fostering supply-chain partnerships, and choosing efficient production methods that meet functional packaging requirements.
Our state-of-the-art R&D facilities are equipped with the right tools, talent and enabling technologies to identify opportunities in sustainable solutions. We can help you solve end-of-life challenges while providing ultimate functionality and product protection.
Your package graphic design can impact eligibility for compostability. Design, ink coverage, type of inks, and production methods all have an influence in attaining certification for your flexible packaging end-of-life.
We have the expertise, knowledge, and technology to guide you through the process from ideation to certification for a sustainable flexible package.
What is the Ellen MacArthur Foundation?
Ellen MacArthur is a successful solo long-distance yachtswoman, who witnessed first hand the ocean plastic problem through her sailing experience. In the context of the global plastics problem, she started the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010 with a mission to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy by working with businesses, governments and academia.
TC Transcontinental Packaging was the first Canadian packaging manufacturer to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
We share the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s common vision of a circular economy for plastic, where plastic never becomes waste.
What is the New Plastics Economy?
Applying the principles of the circular economy, whereby we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value while in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of its life.
To know more about the Ellen MacArthur Global Commitment, visit their website: www.newplasticseconomy.org.