Avis d'opposition : GDI Packaging Solutions Inc. - Février 2022

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February 17, 2022

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, P.C., M.P.
Minister, Environment and Climate Change
200 boul. Sacré-Coeur
Gatineau, Quebec  K1A 0H3

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

Dear Minister Guilbeault,

RE: Notice of Objection and Request for Board of Review in relation to the Single-Use Plastics Prohibition Regulations, Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 155, Number 52, 2021-12-25

GDI Packaging Solutions Inc. (GDI) is an organization that specializes in bring environmental and cost savings packaging solutions to all major grocery and retail chains in Canada.

GDI is also a member of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada’s (CIAC) Plastics Division and the Canadian Plastics Pact, which represents Canada’s leaders in plastics industry sustainability – a $35 billion sector that directly employs over 100 000 Canadians.

GDI Packaging Solutions Inc.

Expansion of the Scope of the Prohibitions Beyond What was Included in October 2020 Consultations, Items Added without Consultation, Scope Creep without Consultation.

Plastic Checkout Bags

Government Actions Requires

  1. Increase funding for the inclusion of plastic bags to be included in municipal curbside pick up programs throughout Canada.
    Note: Once product is picked up and returned to a MURF, the industry can be Responsible to arrange for Recycling and Reprocessing of the plastic material.
  2. Lead campaigns to Stop Pollution throughout Canada.

The following amendment needs to be added to the definition of “single use plastic checkstand bags".

  1. Implement a minimum gauge requirement of 2.25 mil for the manufacturing of plastic checkstand bags.


Richard Gubb
Managing Director
GDI Packaging Solutions Inc
1504 Postmaster Dr
Oakville ON
416 540 7075

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