Circular Materials

Created by Producers for Producers

Circular Materials is a not-for-profit producer responsibility organization created by producers to serve, represent and support producers in building better recycling systems across Canada.

About Us

Circular Materials is a not-for-profit, producer-governed organization established to support producers with meeting their obligations under extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulations across Canada. In Ontario, this national organization is operating as Circular Materials Ontario and will be providing producers with a full suite of EPR compliance services to meet the requirements of the province’s Blue Box Regulation.

Our Founders

Circular Materials was founded by 15 of Canada’s leading food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers, restaurants and retailers.

Advancing the Circular Economy

Circular Materials represents the evolution from product stewardship to a more circular economy. We’re committed to supporting producers with achieving circularity through enhanced collection and recycling systems and greater access to recycled content for their products and packaging.

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Our Services

As producers participating in recycling programs across the country, Circular Materials’ founders have created an organization specifically tailored to support producers with meeting all the requirements of Ontario’s Blue Box Regulation. These services include:

Strong Representation

Strong representation for producers in the development of the Blue Box collection system and the rules for its operation.

Transparent Governance

Effective and transparent producer governance with meaningful producer engagement.

Secure Data

Secure data management for reporting supply and recycling performance to regulators.

Achieving Targets

Commitment to achieving management targets for all material categories (rigid plastic, flexible plastic, metal, glass, paper and beverage containers).

Cost Efficiency

Cost efficiency through competitive procurement of collection and processing services.

Fair Allocation

A system of fair cost allocation among participating producers.

Producer Support

Support for producers in meeting their recycled content commitments.

Compelling Promotion

Clear and compelling consumer promotion and education that drives results.

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