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Here is a range of practical tools to help you implement a packaging optimization initiative and hold meaningful discussions with business partners and stakeholders.

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Training and coaching

The next training is scheduled in 2016. More details coming soon. Contact us by email at optimeco@ecoentreprises.qc.ca for more information.

OptimEco kit

The OptimEco’s kit is intended for managers and decision-makers interested in applying an ecodesign approach to their containers and printed matter and in reaping its significant benefits. The kit complements the OptimEco.ca portal on packaging and printed matter ecodesign.

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Self-Diagnosis Quiz

Take the time to get an overall picture of your situation. Identifying potential optimization opportunities and prioritizing your actions are an essential step to success.

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Survey - The Responsible Consumption Observatory (RCO)

Summary of the very 1st survey on ecodesigned packaging highlights Quebecers’ expectations with regard to packaging.

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Summary of the very 1st Quebec ecodesign indicator regarding the understanding of eco-responsible packaging.

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Guidelines for carrying out life cycle assessment (LCA) on packaging items

The Guidelines are a response to consumer demand for more environmentally-friendly products and are the best option for food processing companies.

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Voluntary Code of Best Practices for the Use of Shopping Bags

The Voluntary Code defined 20 concrete measures to reduce the quantity of shopping bags distributed and disposed of every year in Quebec.

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Press articles

Tendances et innovation en matière d’écoconception des emballages, L’Actualité Alimentaire, volume 12, numéro 6, 2016 (in French)

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L'écoconception : levier stratégique, Les Affaires, 2015 (in French)

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Special report on packaging ecodesign, Les Affaires, 2015 (in French)

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L’économie circulaire : choix ou nécessité?, Formes Magazine, vol. 11 #3, 2015 (in French)

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Fact sheets - Recyclability

Fact sheets to provide technical information to companies wishing to adopt packaging that is more compatible with the curbside recycling system.

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Fact Sheet 1: PET Bottles with PVC Sleeve-Labels

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Fact Sheet 2: PET Bottles with PP Sleeve-Labels

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Fact Sheet 3: PLA Bottles

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