As the legislative landscape changes constantly, all businesses that produce residual materials must keep in mind the principles of sustainable development.
SustainableStrat helps you continue to grow while minimizing your operations’ impact on the environment.
A 360-degree view of environmental management enables you to consider all its aspects, from product and packaging design to processing these after use.
This allows us to find :
Thanks to SustainableStrat, you’ll be sure to base your actions on solid facts and sound analysis.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING ECODESIGN
According to the essential principles of sustainable development, the ideal product possesses many attributes. Besides serving its purpose perfectly, it’s made of recycled materials. Moreover, it doesn’t contain any unnecessary components, and it can be recovered and recycled successfully after use, which gives it one or several new lives.
Central to the circular economy, ecodesign requires :
This is why SustainableStrat works with all departments involved (design, finance, procurement, etc.) to determine the best suited design and materials in terms of functionality and recyclability.
As a result :
ASSISTANCE WITH REGULATORY AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Calculations, analysis, reports, audits… It isn’t always easy for businesses to understand everything that is required of them when it comes to processing the residual materials they generate.
Do you manufacture products, containers, packaging, printed materials or any other item subject to an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program? And does your staff lack the time or specific expertise to deal with this?
Marina Pietrosel possesses extensive knowledge of Quebec’s Environment Quality Act (EQA) and the environmental legislation applicable in Quebec, as well in other Canadian provinces, in United-States and Europe.
Therefore, she can :
If your team needs some guidance on a project involving environmental management, call on SustainableStrat.
Marina Pietrosel can help you from the outset by creating a business plan and a strategic plan describing what you want to do and how you will achieve it. She also has the expertise needed to prepare the financing request that is crucial to the project’s realization, by presenting the most credible figures to backers and decision makers, all in accordance with best practices.
In addition, if required, she can carry out your project’s implementation down to the last detail.
The success of sustainable development projects often depends on the support of various stakeholders: government, local authorities, associations, environmental organizations, lenders, corporate partners, and consumers.
Without their buy-in, projects are likely to fail, no matter how worthwhile they may be.
Marina Pietrosel excels at cultivating the relationships that give a project credibility and, most importantly, promote its acceptability.
She can help you build support and commitment from key individuals and organizations in many ways: strategic communication, consultations, forming committees, etc.
Imagine an office tower where all strategic locations are equipped with practical and attractive recycling bins that make it easy to classify various types of residual materials.
Or a factory that systematically sorts cardboard boxes and plastic wrap after use, then bundles them and sells them to a plant that recycles them.
If you want to successfully implement this type of post-industrial or post-consumer program for managing residual materials, take advantage of Marina Pietrosel’s experience in this area.
The main challenge for materials recovery facilities is to sort massive quantities of jumbled items—whether recyclable or not—using flawed screening systems.
Better sorting of these materials leads to greater efficiency and increased profitability.
Marina Pietrosel believes that the future of selective collection hinges on innovation. She advises facilities on the benefits of replacing or optimizing manual sorting with technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotization.
Starting a new extended producer responsibility (EPR) program requires many complex calculations.
You can rely on SustainableStrat to determine the contribution rates for companies that market packaging, printed materials or other products subject to the program.
Marina Pietrosel has the skills to anticipate and evaluate all relevant factors to better distribute program costs and set equitable fees for all participants.