Share your thoughts: Development of a pollution prevention (P2) planning notice for primary food plastic packaging

Official title: Share your thoughts: Development of a pollution prevention (P2) planning notice for primary food plastic packaging: Targets for reduction, reuse, redesign, and recycled content

Current Status: Closed

Opened on August 1st 2023 and will close to input on August 30th 2023.

We are seeking feedback on the development of a pollution prevention (P2) planning notice for primary food plastic packaging. This initiative is part of Canada's comprehensive agenda to address plastic waste and prevent pollution. The consultation paper outlines the Government’s current understanding of the issue and proposes an approach for Canada’s large grocery retailers to prepare and implement pollution prevention plans (P2 plans) for primary food plastic packaging.

Partners, stakeholders and interested members of the public are invited to provide comments on the consultation document. Comments received will be considered in the development of the proposed P2 notice.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We would like to engage with:

We welcome feedback from all Canadians. The Notice is not intended to capture:

Key questions for input

Ideas and input are sought on:

Join in: How to participate

Send us an email:

Please send an email to:

Participate by mail:

Please send a letter with your comments to:

Tracey Spack, Director
Plastics Regulatory Affairs Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

Read our privacy statement for this consultation.

Key documents for discussion

Related information

We have a comprehensive agenda to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030. As part of this agenda, the Government is working with partners and stakeholders on a range of measures to prevent plastic pollution and improve the rate at which plastics is recovered at end-of-life and re-circulated in the Canadian economy. These measures include:

Pollution prevention planning notices

Recycled content and labelling rules for plastics: regulatory framework paper

Government of Canada delivers on commitment to ban harmful single-use plastics

Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 155, Number 10: Final Order Adding plastic manufactured items to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Canada’s Zero Plastic Waste Agenda

Science assessment of plastic pollution

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