Archive | Access to Recycling

Is Access Everything?

7 February 2017 – “If you build it, they will come.” Over the years, this classic line from “Field of Dreams” has been applied to business thinking again and again, and when it comes to recycling, the “build it” mantra has in many ways summed up the industry’s strategy over the last 25 years. The […]

Canadian Plastics Industry Association publishes CM Consulting 2016 Access to Recycling Report

Toronto, ON, Sept. 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – New numbers for 2015 just released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) show 96 out of 100 Canadians can recycle all types of transparent and opaque plastic bottles, jugs and jars in their residential recycling programs. “We’ve just finalized our analysis for 2015 and are excited […]

A Look at Access to Recycling in USA

With the proliferation of recycling programs for packaging and paper across North America, the need for meaningful performance measurements has become increasingly important, not only for municipal and state governments, but for manufacturers and retailers of packaged food and consumer goods as well. Clarissa Morawski, Principal, CM Consulting provides a concise status report on Access […]

Tracking Recycling Access in Canada

As recycling stewardship evolves in Canada, so too does the need to measure the success of various programs. Diversion rates and recycling rates are primary key performance indicators (KPIs), but other information can also offer insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a particular program. In the case of packaging waste, which is generally collected by individual municipalities or regional […]

Introducing Recycling Access Rates in Canada

  Knowing the percentage of Canadians that have access to recycling programs that accept your product’s packaging is critical. Identifying where and who has access to recycling is invaluable information as brandowners and suppliers consider packaging design and labeling.  Corporations and industry groups are working with municipalities and recycling companies to improve the availability of recycling […]

Canadian Plastics Industry Association releases CM Consulting Access to Recycling report

NEW STUDY SHOWS MORE THAN 95 PERCENT OF CANADIANS CAN RECYCLE THEIR PLASTIC BOTTLES AND MOST OTHER RIGID PLASTICS Toronto, ON, April 2, 2012 – In the newly updated Residential Recycling Access for Consumer Plastic Packaging, February 2012, prepared for the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) by CM Consulting, findings show that an increasing number of  […]