OCTOBER 11, 2016
ÉCO ENTREPRISES QUÉBEC LAUNCHES A MULTIPLATFORM ECORESPONSIBLE PACKAGING CAMPAIGN FEATURING ÉRIC SALVAIL
 
Today, Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) launched a new multiplatform awareness campaign featuring ÉEQ spokesman Éric Salvail.

A TV ad with Éric Salvail will be broadcast starting today and run until December on all the major networks and online. Québec’s favourite television host will present the spot tonight during his popular talk show, En Mode Salvail.

In addition, a series of humorous vignettes entitled Les emballages écoresponsables : un jeu d’enfants will be available on the Web and social media. With his usual wit and humor, Éric goes back to elementary school to raise awareness among the children of ecoresponsible packaging. The vignettes provide more in-depth information and redirect consumers to the eeqecoresponsible.com microsite, which is designed as a complement to the campaign.


Aimed at the public, the comprehensive site includes information on the key characteristics of ecoresponsible packaging, as well as tips and profiles of businesses that rethought their packaging to reduce their environmental impacts. The eeqecoresponsible.com site seeks to help consumers integrate ecoresponsible packaging into their day-to-day.

Also, Éric Salvail now has his own emojis, three of which are a nod to the recent ÉEQ ads in which he stars. To download Éric Salvail’s app and the SalvailMoji for your text messages, go to the App Store (http://apple.co/2d6VqAn) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/UShvXO).

Don’t miss En Mode Salvail tonight at 10 p.m. on V télé!



2017 Schedule of Contributions: Consultations coming soon!


Don’t forget to register for the consultation meetings on the 2017 Schedule of Contributions, which will be held on October 25 in Montréal and on October 27 in Toronto. We hope to see many of you there!

The consultation meetings are part of an official process under the law to account for your questions and comments ahead of the Schedule that will be submitted to the government for approval. Go online today to sign up for one of the two sessions offered.

  • Montréal: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Centre Sheraton Montréal
    1201 boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal, QC, H3B 2L7
    (Jarry & Joyce room)
      
  • Toronto: Thursday, October 27, 2016
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    International Centre
    6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON, L4V 1E8
    (Lyra room)

Note that the meeting on October 25 will be held in French. English translation and a simultaneous webcast will be provided. The consultation on October 27 will be held in English only (no webcast). There will be a networking lunch for participants following each meeting.

At these lunches, ÉEQ will host an information session on the directions of the upcoming Schedules, such as:

  • The inclusion of materials covered by the Regulation respecting compensation that are currently excluded under the Rules governing the Fees:
    - materials generated by B2B commerce
    - containers, packaging and printed matter with a short service life
  • The development of an incentive program to encourage businesses to integrate environmental criteria into the design of their containers, packaging and printed matter in order to obtain a credit applicable on their contribution.

 

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Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is the organization that develops the Schedule of Contributions and collects company contributions, which are then redistributed to finance municipal curbside recycling services in Quebec. ÉEQ also encourages innovation and sharing of best practices in order to optimize the recyclable materials value chain. To do so, ÉEQ cooperates, on the one hand, with companies to reduce quantities of materials at the source and encourage the use of recyclable materials, as well as with municipalities to increase recycling and the economic value of recovered materials.

ÉEQ is a private non-profit organization created by companies that put containers, packaging and printed matter on Quebec’s market to represent them. The organization was accredited by RECYC-QUÉBEC in 2005 in accordance with the Environment Quality Act.
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