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Feds invest $376,200 in CPMA to support sustainability and produce packaging goals

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The federal government is investing up to $376,200 in the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), under the Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP) to support a transition towards more sustainable food and produce packaging.

“Plastics packaging is a major enabler of affordable, safe and high-quality foods in Canada. This project looks to promote systems thinking and innovation that will help shape food and produce packaging pathways which enable the migration to fully sustainable food and produce packaging in Canada. The benefits are beyond environmental sustainability, and include the development of a new packaging circular economy, leverage composting systems across Canada, and enhance industry alignment with leading sustainable packaging in food and produce,” said Ron Lemaire, president, CPMA.

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The CPMA also collaborates with research firms and government partners to provide the most current insights on retail trends, economic indicators, consumer perspectives, and behaviours.

According to recent research findings:

  • Fifty-three per cent of Canadians say they can’t keep up with the cost of living 
  • Seventy-two per cent of consumers expect to resume significant interactions with physical stores in the longer term after the pandemic subsides 
  • Forty per cent of Canadian shoppers choose a discount supermarket at least once a week 

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