Abolition of the refund on bottles and cans
Resolution #142: Abolition of the refund on bottles and cans (Official French version)
5 and 10-cent refund on the bottles were created at a time selective collection of recyclables did not exist. Now that it covers almost the entire territory of Québec, it would be greener to put containers that are currently on the refund system in our recycling bins. By doing so, transportation of recyclable materials to sorting centres find itself consolidated, which would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
Finally, as the set would have no raison d'être, it would be abolished, which makes it easy for merchants who sell products in containers that are currently recorded.
A CPQ government would abolish the refund on all bottles and cans and encourage Quebecers to put them in their recycling bin.