The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) Plastics Packaging Working Group has published its “Preferred Plastics Guide.”
CPMA surveyed members of the Plastics Packaging Working Group last year on the usage of plastic materials for produce packaging. Subsequent analysis, supported by the evaluation of domestic and international developments and trends in packaging, resulted in the creation of the CPMA Preferred Plastics Guide – May 2020 edition. The CPMA says the guide is designed to inform and support CPMA members in their packaging decision-making processes and will be updated as developments in packaging materials, design and recycling capabilities warrant.
The guide places plastics into three categories: Preferred, Minimize and Unfavourable. It also offers considerations on labels, packaging design and form, and plastic substitutes, bioplastics and renewable -based packaging materials.