The Vital Partner and Catalyst
for the Packaging Value Chain
PAC is not a lobbyist but an advocate for the entire packaging supply chain.
Our members include all sectors with an interest in packaging. Our process is transparent collaboration.
• PACNEXT response to Bill 151 Waste Free Ontario Act and Draft Provincial Strategy- read more.
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
CCME aims to assist its members to meet their mandate of protecting Canada's environment. As with any association, each member can accomplish more by working together than by working alone. CCME serves as a principal forum for members to develop national strategies, norms, and guidelines that each environment ministry across the country can use. Since environment is constitutionally speaking an area of shared jurisdiction, it makes sense to work together to promote effective results. CCME is not another level of government regulator, but a council of government ministers holding similar responsibilities.
Environmental Protection Agency
EU - European Union
The EU first introduced measures on the management of packaging waste in the early 1980s. Only some EU Member States introduced measures on packaging and packaging waste management with a view to reducing their environmental impacts.
In 1992, the Commission came forward with a Proposal for a Council Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste. Following a prolonged discussion in the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, Directive 94/62/EC was adopted. This Directive aims to harmonize national measures in order to prevent or reduce the impact of packaging and packaging waste on the environment and to ensure the functioning of the Internal Market.
In 2004, the Directive was reviewed to provide criteria clarifying the definition of the term 'packaging ‘and increase the targets for recovery and recycling of packaging waste. In 2005, the Directive was revised again to allow new Member States transitional periods for attaining the recovery and recycling targets.