Plastic Food Packaging in Canada – Large Grocers to be Required to Develop Pollution Prevention Plans

According to an August 16, 2023, McCarthy Tétrault Consumer Markets Perspective Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is seeking public comments by August 30 on a consultation that would require major grocers to develop pollution prevention plans for single use plastics and primary food plastic packaging – The consultation would “… impact large grocery retail companies earning at least $4.0 Bn in combined online and in-store sales annually. The proposed regulations are not intended to capture small businesses or other grocery retailers … Major Canadian grocers should take advantage of the opportunity to provide their insight to ECCC prior to the draft notice’s scheduled publication in Autumn 2023 …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging #Recycling @McCarthy_ca