22/03/2011

Éco Entreprise Québec announces its financial contribution to « la Table pour la récupération hors foyer »

On March 21, 2011, in the company of Pierre Arcand, Minister of Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs, members of the Table pour la récupération hors foyer (the Table) and representatives of partner associations, Éco Entreprise Québec proudly announces its financial contribution to Table activities over the next years. 

As a founding member, ÉEQ is pleased to continue its involvement in the Table and has committed $1.2 million per year for the next three years, with an option to renew the annual contribution for a subsequent two years. This private investment that could reach $6 million over five years is intended to support curbside recycling outside the home that is handled by municipal services.

ÉEQ’s decision stems directly from its mission to support Quebec's curbside recycling system as the most efficient and effective to manage materials marketed by the companies represented by the organization. ÉEQ is authorized to collect contributions from those companies in accordance with its Schedule of ContributionsThe Schedule of Contributions is made up of the application rules, which govern (1) obligation terms, (2) the definition of designated materials, (3) parameters for Company Reports, and (4) administrative terms relating to contribution payments. The Schedule of Contributions also includes a contribution table, which allocates the annual amount of compensation due for a given class of materials (e.g. containers and packaging) and its various component materials (e.g. glass, metal, plastic, cardboard, etc.).
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in order to finance programs that optimize curbside recycling in Quebec. 

In so doing, ÉEQ emphasizes the industry's accountability, willingness and increasing participation in the management of the residual materials it generates. 

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View the Table's press release issued for the March 21, 2011, press conference (French only). 

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