Circular Materials

Created by Producers, for Producers

Circular Materials is a national not-for-profit producer responsibility organization (PRO) that serves, represents and supports producers in building more efficient recycling systems across Canada.

About Circular Materials

Circular Materials is a national not-for-profit producer responsibility organization (PRO) established to support producers with meeting their obligations under extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulations across Canada.

Circular Materials has a full service offering to support producers with meeting the requirements of EPR recycling regulations. These services include collection, management, promotion and education, reporting.

Our Founders

Circular Materials was founded by 17 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 where materials are collected, recycled and returned to producers for use as recycled content in new products and packaging.

Not-for-profit service delivery
and producer representation

National harmonization of producer services and recycling supply chains
Cost-efficiency through competitive procurement of recycling services
Returning materials to producers to meet recycled content commitments

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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 the requirements of recycling regulations across Canada. These services include:

Strong Representation

Representation for producers in the development of recycling collection systems 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.

Cost Efficiency

Savings through competitive procurement of collection and processing services.

Fair Allocation

A system of fair cost allocation among participating producers.

Access to Materials

Returning materials to producers for use as recycled content in products and packaging.

Promotion & Education

Clear, compelling, and best practice consumer promotion and education initiatives that drive results.