Welcome to new members:
NOVA Chemicals
CMD Insight Ltd.
Cegep Beauce-Appalaches
Best Pack
Forty Creek Distillery
Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Wow Factor

Thank you again for your continued support. Check out the Value that PAC provides for our members.

Visit our Event Calendar for all of PAC's exciting upcoming courses, workshops and plant tours!

Awards Gala: May 2. 2017


Spicers Plant Tour and Exhibition
April 5, 2017- Vaughan, ON

Campbell's Plant Tour
PAC Member Exclusive!
April 25, 2017 - Etobicoke, ON

If you would like to host a tour of your facility, please contact

Visit our Event Calendar for all of PAC's exciting upcoming courses, workshops and plant tours!

PAC is proud to sponsor the packaging panel at Canada's 2017 Food Loss + Waste Forum on April 12th! PAC members receive extended early bird rate! Email for the promo code.

New Report: The Business Case for Reducing Food loss and Waste

The first ‘Supermarket of the Future’ is now open for business, and it’s crazy

U.S. grocery industry simplifies product date labels to help reduce food waste

Klöckner Pentaplast Pentalabel® ClearFloat

CIBC Packaging and Labelling Report

PAC members, we will feature your press releases here. Send your links to Marissa Sharp. Please no ads.


Membership now open, contact for more info.

For more info on the intelliPACK Purpose:

Check out the intelliPACK Pavilion and workshops at the Graphics Canada show from April 6 - 8, 2017.

About PAC
Join over 2,300 North American members that benefit from limitless networking opportunities through PAC's wide range of educational activities and events. PAC, Packaging Consortium is a not-for-profit corporation serving as a vital partner and catalyst for the packaging value chain for over 65 years. 
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Want to advertise your company's logo in this newsletter or on the PAC website? Take advantage of showcasing your brand to thousands!
Contact Lisa Abraham for details.







Guest Column:
Daniel Reshef,
Steward Relations &
Sustainability Manager,
Canada Fibers

In some settings, the term “circular economy” is a conceptual idea that pushes the dialogue into the future. At Canada Fibers, it is a reality. We are involved in multiple steps of the circle to ensure end-of-life material will become new sustainable products. Click here to read more.

RACHEL'S SNEAK PEEK: Evolving the packaging sustainability dialogue

PAC NEXT Event Schedule:
Packaging Innovation Gateway
March 30th, 2pm-3pm ET

Multi-Material Laminates
April 6th 11am-12pm ET

Register Now! Packaging's Path Forward for a Circular Economy
April 11th, Mississauga, ON

Canada Fibers & Urban Polymers MRF & PRF Tour
May 9th, Toronto, ON

Industry event schedule

Experts sort through compostable packaging myths, truths

Region of Peel celebrates diverting one million tonnes of recyclables from landfill

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray announced Ontario's Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy

Industry groups say Connecticut’s EPR bill risks damaging markets

Danone and Nestlé Waters pursue 100% bio-based plastic bottle rollout

Energy Bag program fuels new path for hard-to-recycle plastics

Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish

China tightens crackdown on imported waste plastics

Recycling materials sellers enjoy higher prices

The First Certified Compostable Label

Composters unite to combat contamination

Dell turns ocean-bound litter into plastics packaging

UN Environment declares war on ocean plastics, lobbies for product bans and taxes

Video: Mr. Trash offers litter clean up solution for waterways

Euromonitor releases white paper on global economies and consumers in 2017

Video: Plastics Recycling - an important element of Circular Economy

Video: Recycling Kid

Ryerson University is hiring an Assistant Professor for the School of Graphic Communications Management. See here for posting.

Registration for the refreshed PAC Packaging Certificate Program is now open!

Precisely Packaging On-line is available now!

Learn about PAC INSURE!

• Member discounts on home and auto insurance
• Member discounts on a ROBO advisor platform
• Exclusive coverage and wordings for commercial insurance
• Group benefits plan

For more information contact Michelle Cowell at 905-898-3815x1230 or

IFS PACsecure, GFSI benchmarked, has now certified over 124 facilities to date in North America and Europe. For a full list of certified organizations, please visit:

Sign up now to access these recorded webinars*:
IFS PACsecure: Structure and Features
IFS PACsecure: Most Common Deviations

*Note that once you register you can access the recorded webinar