Le Conseil régional de l’environnement et du développement durable de l’Outaouais (CREDDO) mobilized the four Outaouais MRCs, Gatineau and the UPA Outaouais-Laurentides Federation to start the conversation and the creation of an action plan for recovery of agricultural plastics. The CREDDO was given the mandate to access the region in a portrait of the situation which aim towards deploying pilot projects for the collection and recycling of agricultural plastics. The Circular Economy Consultant for CREDDO, Nolwenn Beaumont.
According to the CREDDO, in the absence of a collection service as simple as a recycling bin, these plastics are sent to landfill. Nolwenn Beaumont added that there is still work to be done to make Outaouais’ farmers aware of the issue of recovering these plastics.
An online survey for farmers in the region is available via the CREDDO website that aims to know the amount of plastic used by farmers.