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Circular Materials works with producers to meet their recycling regulation requirements and design recycling systems that advance innovation, deliver improved environmental outcomes and harness competitive procurement that provide the best value for producers across Canada. 

Why join Circular Materials?

We are created for producers, by producers.  

We design blue box recycling systems that advance innovation, deliver improved environmental outcomes and harness competitive procurement to provide the best value for producers. 

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The benefits

Circular Materials is committed to helping producers meet their recycling regulation requirements across Canada. 

Not for profit

A not-for-profit organization that focuses on service delivery and producer representation.

National reporting platform

An easy-to-access reporting platform that meets the EPR reporting needs of almost all jurisdictions in Canada.

Experience

A deep understanding of EPR, its principles and successful EPR models. 

Proven systems

Enabling our producer partners to benefit from our easy-to-use reporting and data systems.

Industry expertise

Proven performance and value, from policy creation to program execution.

Collaborative approach

Working for you and with you, focusing on your priorities and goals.

Cost efficiency

Not-for-profit service delivery and competitive procurement of services. 

Harmonization

National consistencies of producer services and recycling supply chains. 

Material access

Returning materials to producers for use as recycled content to meet commitments. 

Strong representation

Producer-focused development of recycling systems and operation rules.

Transparent governance

Effective producer governance with meaningful producer engagement.  When you join us, you will be invited to our Producer Working Group where your input will support the development of the system.

Secure data

Data management and reporting of supply and performance to regulators.

Achieving targets

Commitment to achieving management targets for all material categories.

Fair allocation

A system of fair cost allocation among participating producers.

Promotion and education

Clear, compelling promotion and education initiatives that increase recycling and drive results.

Registration process

Registering with Circular Materials to support you in meeting your EPR obligations is simple, and we’re here to support you throughout the process.

STEP 1

Contact our team

We’d love to hear from you to explore how we can support you to meet your obligations under extended producer responsibility regulations in Canada. Contact our customer relations team to get started!

STEP 2

Sign a Producer Service Agreement

Our team will provide you with a Producer Service Agreement specific to your organization, available upon request. Once you have reviewed and signed the agreement, you’ll officially be one of our member producers and registered for our Producer Working Group.

Step 3

Report supply data into our WeRecycle portal

Our online member-only portal has all the information you need to become familiar with the reporting process. It will also allow you to report your supplied materials for almost all jurisdictions in Canada in one easy-to-access location.

Don’t just take our word for it  

We work with some of the biggest (and smallest) producers in Canada and we’d love to work with you too.

    We are pleased to be joining Circular Materials, a producer-led, not-for-profit producer responsibility organization (PRO), as the next step in the evolution of providing blue box recycling services in Ontario. In addition to helping improve recycling rates, joining this PRO supports our ambition to move toward a more circular economy, which is good for everyone.” – Adam Butler, President, Kraft Heinz Canada and NA Coffee

    “In Canada and across the world, Costco is committed to doing its part to help and contribute to real, results-driven positive impact. Joining Circular Materials as a founding member is a unique opportunity for Costco to work in collaboration with other producers in creating a not-for-profit organization that will support industry with meeting its regulatory obligations and building a circular economy.” – Pierre Riel, Senior Vice President and Country Manager, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.

    “Keurig Dr Pepper Canada is proud to be a founding member of Circular Materials, and to have the opportunity to work with other leading organizations and associations to the advancement of an improved, and more circular recycling system in Ontario. Building a circular economy will require dedicated commitment from all producers and stakeholders along the value chain, and we are confident that the founding members of Circular Materials can efficiently support this transition with a focus on innovation, cost efficiency and fair competition.” – Stéphane Glorieux, President of Keurig Dr Pepper Canada

    “Over a century ago, Lassonde’s dream was to help local fruit growers with their surplus crops. Today our challenge is to rethink long held recycling rules and processes with the goal of better supporting Ontarians. With this in mind, Lassonde is proud to join leading food, beverage and consumer manufacturers, as well as retailers and restaurants in launching Circular Materials.” – Claire Bara, President of A. Lassonde Inc.

    “Working towards a waste-free future is an urgent priority for us at Nestlé and it requires industry to work together, which is why we are proud to be a founding member of Circular Materials. This is a producer created organization that supports our ambition to collect and recycle all the packaging we produce and ensure that no waste ends up in nature.” – John Carmichael, President and CEO, Nestlé Canada Inc.


    “Coca-Cola continues to build on its ambitious World Without Waste strategy to drive systemic change through a circular economy for our packaging. We are committed to making 100% of our packaging recyclable by 2025, using at least 50% recycled material in our packaging by 2030, and collecting and recycling a bottle or can for each one we sell. Through our partnership with Circular Materials, we will effectively turn old bottles into new ones.” 
    – Philip Cox, General Manager, Coca-Cola Ltd.

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