6 November 2019
Canadians Willing To Pay For Sustainable Packaging
TORONTO—
 
Sustainably sourced packaged material is becoming a leading factor in Canadians’ purchasing decisions, with 62% of Canadians willing to pay more for such products.According to Asia Pulp & Paper’s third annual Attitudes Towards Sustainability report, 74% of Canadians consider sustainability an important factor when making purchases. This trend was particularly reflected in food packaging where a majority of Canadian adults (62%) were willing to pay more for products packaged in sustainable materials, with 40% saying they would be open to paying up to 10% more.
Third annual study commissioned by APP
Third annual study commissioned by APP
Regardless of who Canadians felt was responsible for change, almost the entire nation demonstrated a commitment to act. A whopping 97% engaged in some form of sustainable activity such as recycling (90%), using reusable food containers or shopping bags (79%) and limiting use of single-use plastics like straws and cutlery (66%).  Other sustainable activities included printing less paper (56%) and composting (48%).
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