APRIL 12, 2016
VOL. 122
   
     
Editorial

In its role as contribution collector, ÉEQ places the Schedule of Contributions at the heart of its work. As in previous years, we held consultation meetings last November to collect comments on our draft 2015 and 2016 Schedule of Contributions. Over 3,300 targeted companies and organizations were invited to participate in the two meetings, which 151 company representatives attended either in person or online and shared their comments and concerns.

Following up on the information received, we evaluated several scenarios to identify the most appropriate measures that would mitigate the effect of significant rate hikes while maintaining fairness among all companies and the integrity of the fee formula. A webinar will be given next week to provide the latest information on the matter. Contributing companies have a real voice in the process, and we thank you for participating in such great numbers.

As the draft Schedule was adopted by ÉEQ’s Board on April 6, 2016, it is expected that RECYC QUÉBEC will issue its recommendation for government approval and subsequent publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec in the coming weeks. As always, we will keep you informed about developments on this issue.

Maryse Vermette, President & CEO 

    
Webinar on the 2015-2016 Schedule of Contributions
On April 19, 2016, ÉEQ will hold an information webinar on the adjustments made to the draft 2015 2016 Schedule of Contributions following the consultation meetings. We will also present the new features of the ECO-D reporting portal where contributing companies may begin to enter their data while waiting for the government to publish the Schedule of Contributions.

The webinar will be offered in French on April 19 at 1 p.m., and in English at 3 p.m. Register now 

People who are unable to attend the webinar may view its content on ÉEQ’s website in the days following its dissemination.
      
     
The Innovative Glass Works Plan featured on Canal Argent
Mylène Fugère, ÉEQ’s Senior Advisor, Curbside Recycling Optimization, was interviewed on Canal Argent on February 18, 2016, regarding the Innovative Glass Works Plan. The second measure of the Plan was announced on March 15, 2016, during the Salon des Teq. To see the interview, go to 18:10
     
    
“Steve Whettingsteel, l’homme derrière la révolution du verre” (the man behind the glass revolution) in 3RVe magazine
In its winter 2016 edition, 3RVe magazine drew a portrait of the man behind the glass implosion technology that ÉEQ will be putting to the test in certain Québec sorting centres over the coming months. In “Steve Whettingsteel, l’homme derrière la révolution du verre,” André Dumouchel and Émilie Pelletier give a detailed explanation of the glass implosion technology that allowed us to make the first measure of our Innovative Glass Works Plan a reality. See the digital version of the magazine and the explanatory video.
     
     

ÉEQ at the EDDEC’s public conference
On February 12, 2016, ÉEQ was at the Institut de l’environnement, du développement durable et de l’économie circulaire’s (EDDEC) public conference held at Université de Montréal under the theme of the implications of the Paris Accord (COP21) for Canada and Quebec. Academics, NPO representatives, a journalist, business people and politicians gave their views on the results of COP21 and discussed the effect the Paris Accord could have on Canada and Québec.
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ÉEQ and partner Krysteline Technologies at the Coalition d’affaires Québec — Great Britain breakfast conference

ÉEQ and Krysteline Technologies President Steve Whettingsteel were at the Coalition d’affaires Québec – Great Britain breakfast conference held in Montréal on March 4, where sustainable energy as well as Quebec and British environmental technologies were discussed. Krysteline is a key partner for ÉEQ in the implementation of the Innovative Glass Works Plan.
  

ÉEQ at the CTAQ conference
ÉEQ was at the Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec’s (CTAQ) annual conference held last week at the Fairmont Château Frontenac in Québec City. The conference was an excellent opportunity to meet representatives from many contributing companies.
  

Tricentris takes home three awards

Congratulations to Tricentris, who was awarded the Cœur vert and Antonio Lemaire awards during Réseau Environnement’s “Cérémonie des Distinctions” on March 16, 2016, in addition to winning the “Innovation en produits et matériaux” award at the Conseil du bâtiment durable’s Durabilys gala held a few days later.
  
  
Great showcase for Gaudreau Environnement
Johnny Izzi, Executive Vice-President of Groupe Gaudreau and member of ÉEQ’s Board of Directors, talked about plastic bag and bottle recycling in an interview by Paul Arcand on 98.5 FM on March 24. He did an excellent job of debunking myths about recycling those two materials!
New nominations for Éric Salvail
After winning two awards last year at the Gala Artis, Éric Salvail is nominated again this year in the “best variety or entertainment show host” and “best cultural magazine and talk-show host” categories. ÉEQ’s dynamic spokesperson is also nominated for a Zapette d’or in the “best laugh of the year” category for his En mode Salvail and Les Recette Pompettes shows. The award ceremonies will be held on April 15 and 24, 2016, respectively. Don’t miss them!
ÉEQ, visibility partner for the Sommet de l'IDP 2016
As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Institut de développement de produits will be holding the 2016 IDP Summit, which will include a day’s program of activities focusing on product innovation and development. Practical workshops on taking a stimulating approach to innovation will be followed by testimonials from dynamic companies on how to move organizations forward and enrich their practices. To close the day’s activities, you are invited to attend a Recognition Evening. During the four-course meal, Mr. Pierre Lavoie will be giving a talk and the IDP will be acknowledging the remarkable contributions of its members and supporters who, over the last 20 years, have made it possible for the Institute to pursue its mission. The day after the Summit, an advanced training seminar given by Dr. Robert G. Cooper will be held at the ITHQ in Montreal.
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The Best Practices Initiative travels to Centre-du-Québec and Abitibi-Témiscamingue
The Best Practices team made their way to the municipalities of Drummondville in Centre-du-Québec and Rouyn-Noranda in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The workshops focused on raising public awareness, away-from-home materials recovery, requests for proposals and incentive tariff system implementation.

Next May, the team will be going to Gaspé to hold a second workshop in order to further discuss curbside recycling best practices.

  
  
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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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