Sustainability 101

Sustainability 101

Welcome! Here is an overview of how our members are working towards a sustainable future for Canadians by providing safe and beneficial products that improve their lives every day.

How are we doing this?

Our members manufacture, formulate, package and distribute consumer products for Canadians. A sustainable future is based on the links between the environment, people’s health, social well-being and the economy. Our members follow the CCSPA Environmental, Health and Safety Code of Ethics.

As an industry, we are committed to the goals of reducing waste, energy, packaging, water and electricity. A sustainable future is based on new product formulations and packaging to meet these goals. Please read “Time to Concentrate on Smaller Packages” to find out more about our efforts. 

CCSPA is also supportive of the recycling and appropriate collection of packaging and waste in the various provincials programs in Canada. CCSPA is actively involved in the various programs responsible for the Blue Box Recycling Program and the collection of paint and other consumer product materials (Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste-MHSW) in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Quebec. We are working collectively with all stakeholders and governments to ensure we have the best programs for the benefit of all Canadians.

What are our individual members doing?

Click on the links below to find out about our individual members’ sustainability efforts.