TC Transcontinental is the first Canadian manufacturer to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
By 2025, the company has pledged to make 100 percent of its plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable and to achieve a 10 percent use of post-consumer recycled content on average by weight across all plastics in its product basket. Additionally, TC Transcontinental commits to collaborating toward increasing reuse, recycling and composting rates for plastic in the communities where it operates.
“We want to leave behind the legacy of a responsible corporate citizen, mindful of how today’s decisions will impact our collective tomorrow,” says François Olivier, TC Transcontinental’s president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to inspire change by pioneering the development of sustainable products and driving innovation to support our customers in their own sustainability journey. By joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s commitment, we are furthering our corporate social responsibility leadership to ensure that plastic is effectively managed from sourcing to end of life.”
Uniting organizations worldwide sharing a common vision of a circular economy for plastics, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a global thought leader establishing the circular economy on the agenda of decision-makers across business, government and academia.
“We are delighted to welcome TC Transcontinental to the growing network of businesses and governments around the world committed to making plastic waste and pollution a thing of the past,” says Sander Defruyt, lead of the New Plastics Economy initiative. “By signing the Global Commitment, TC Transcontinental can help us find the solutions towards a circular economy for plastics.”