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Éco Entreprises Québec consolidates its leadership in ecodesign

April 20, 2023 | By Canadian Manufacturing

Presented by:

Maryse Vermette, CEO of Éco Entreprises Québec, Fabrice Peltier, Packlab keynote speaker, and Geneviève Dionne, Director, Ecodesign and Circular Economy of Éco Entreprises Québec

MONTREAL — Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is holding a collaborative laboratory, Packlab, in Montreal on April 19 and 20, 2023. More than 160 people will take part in this opportunity to attend a program. Fifteen experienced speakers and key players who have tested ecodesign and recyclability approaches will highlight new initiatives and ideas. The event features Fabrice Peltier, a designer and communicator known for his experience in packaging design, as keynote speaker.

“Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which is at the heart of the modernization of our curbside recycling system, is kicking off a real revolution in Quebec that will bring about a positive movement for all players in the value chain. This first Packlab is dedicated primarily to ÉEQ’s member producers who face many challenges, including overpackaging. For more than ten years, ÉEQ has been supporting them in their eco-friendly packaging choices and will continue to fulfill this fundamental role for its members,” said Maryse Vermette, CEO of Éco Entreprises Québec.

“We are particularly proud that Fabrice Peltier, a pioneer of ecodesign in Europe and a collaborator of ÉEQ for nearly 15 years, has shared his expertise and passed on his knowledge. We are convinced that great innovations will follow for producers here and elsewhere,” said Geneviève Dionne, Director, Ecodesign and Circular Economy, Éco Entreprises Québec.

The Packlab was an opportunity for ÉEQ to promote ecodesign and recyclability for a circular economy. The organization intends to continue its efforts to raise awareness of issues related to the design and manufacturing of packaging, but also to its marketing and second life.

This laboratory is the result of the collaboration and sustained participation of companies, organizations, and experts who – through conferences, workshops, and panels – will discuss current topics such as: emerging fibres and flexible plastics, business opportunities and marketing issues, prospects for sustainable packaging and fair packaging and finally, changes that will be brought about by EPR curbside recycling.

Fabrice Peltier, a designer and communicator known for his long track record and expertise in packaging design and ecodesign, will explain how, among other things, the new French government regulations have accelerated the transformation of the packaging world and how this has created many opportunities for the industry.

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