OCTOBER 29, 2015
VOL. 119

   
     
Editorial

It’s been only a month since the last newsletter, but we’ve travelled a lot since then! Not only did ÉEQ lead workshops for the Best Practices Initiative for Effective Curbside Recycling from Joliette to Baie-Comeau and all over Quebec, we also took part in such business forums as the Conference on Canadian Stewardship held in Banff, where our team met with hundreds of company delegates, municipalities and governments from all over North America to exchange ideas on how to make curbside recycling more effective.

Back in Quebec, we also participated in municipal events and launched our new visibility campaign featuring spokesperson Éric Salvail. Our TV ad and web capsules convey a clear message: ÉEQ and its 3,000 contributing companies finance Quebec’s curbside recycling system.

We are counting on the presence of contributing companies and organizations to participate in the next consultation on the 2015 and 2016 Schedules of Contributions on November 17 and 19 in Montréal and Toronto, respectively. As the meeting will cover two Schedules, your comments will be important to include in the documents before they are submitted for government approval. We are attentive to your needs, and improvements are underway to make your reporting process easier. Don’t miss it!

Maryse Vermette, President and CEO

    
Registration to Consultations on the 2015 and 2016 Schedules of Contributions
On November 17 and 19, Éco Entreprises Québec will be in Montréal and Toronto to present its draft 2015 and 2016 Schedules of Contributions to companies and organizations subject to the compensation plan. We plan to:
  • Explain changes to the Schedule that make it simpler and better
  • Make a presentation on preliminary rates
This consultation constitutes the official process prescribed by the Act and is the means by which we take your questions and comments into consideration for Schedules of Contributions submitted to the government for approval. Companies wishing to participate in consultations on the 2015 and 2016 Schedules of Contributions may reserve their seat now for one of the two available sessions by going to our website.
  • Montréal:  Tuesday, November 17, 2015,
    from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Omni Mont-Royal Hotel,
    Printemps Hall
    1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal
      
  • Toronto:  November 19, 2015,
    from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    The Westin Harbour Castle,
    Pier 7-8 Hall
    1 Harbour Square, Toronto
Please note that the November 17 consultation will be conducted in French, while an English presentation will be available. The consultation is also available by simultaneous web broadcast in both languages. The November 19 meeting will be conducted in English only without simultaneous broadcast. Lunch will be served on site after each meeting to promote networking.
      
     
Calling all young curbside recycling ambassadors!
Youth Centre Week was held from October 12 to 18, 2015. For the occasion, ÉEQ got together with comedian and radio host Étienne Dano, spokesperson for the Regroupement des maisons de jeunes du Québec, to invite teens to participate in the Curbside Recycling Ambassadors Program. To date, over 200 teens have carried out awareness projects after having inventoried recovery equipment in municipal public places.
     
    
ÉEQ at the Conference on Canadian Stewardship
Members of ÉEQ’s team was in Banff from September 30 to October 2, 2015, to take part in the Conference on Canadian Stewardship, a major conference that brought together specialists from around the world involved in extended producer responsibility. Jean-Luc Plante, ÉEQ’s Vice-President, Optimization, gave a presentation on ÉEQ’s curbside recycling optimization projects. Denis Brisebois, Chairman of ÉEQ’s Board and Vice-President, Retail Operations, Metro Banner, Eastern Quebec, served on a panel of companies.

ÉEQ will be pleased to host the pan-Canadian event when it is held in Montréal in 2017. We will be sure to provide you with more details as information becomes available.
     
     
ÉEQ at the Colloque sur la gestion des matières résiduelles
We were also pleased to participate in Réseau Environnement’s annual conference on waste management that was held on October 7 and 8, 2015, in Québec City. The event attracted a large number of specialists interested in advances made in the field of waste management and curbside recycling. Mathieu Guillemette, ÉEQ’s Director, Services to Municipalities, gave a presentation on the progress made after the first year of the Best Practices Initiative for Effective Curbside Recycling.
  
  

ÉEQ at the ADGMRCQ convention

ÉEQ participated in the ADGMRCQ’s fall convention held in Baie-Saint-Paul. Mathieu Guillemette gave a presentation on the status of curbside recycling in Quebec and on the tools ÉEQ makes available to municipalities wishing to optimize their residential and public place collection services.
 
 

ÉEQ at the AQDA Summit

ÉEQ continued its tour of events in the province with the Sommet québécois des dépanneurs 2015, held on October 26 in Bromont by the Association québécoise des dépanneurs en alimentation. Our President and CEO, Maryse Vermette, gave a presentation on the position taken by ÉEQ and bacs+ regarding the broadening of the deposit system and reiterated the importance of maintaining the integrity of curbside recycling, which is not only an effective business model, but also reduces the production of greenhouse gases.
    
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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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