Eco-friendly solutions

  • Our commitment

  • Eco-friendly alternatives

  • Guide to single-use plastic items allowed and prohibited

  • Glossary and checklist

  • Carrou-cycle program

  • Dishwashers

  • Webinar - Single-Use Plastic Ban: Are You Ready?

  • Useful resources

Our commitment

Eco-responsibility of products sold by Carrousel: a constantly evolving priority

We are very proud to have launched our Engagement 500 Plus in 2019. In just a few years, this program has allowed us to add hundreds of solutions based on eco-responsibility to our selection. This initiative has enabled us to raise awareness and inform our customers about products that could limit their impact on the environment.

Since then, several other initiatives have been launched, including our Carrou-cycle stretch film recycling program and the introduction of a new line of equipment, dishwashers, which encourage the transition to reusable dinnerware.

Logo ECORESPONSIBLE certification level1In the fall of 2023, Carrousel is proud to have obtained ECORESPONSIBLETM Certification - Level 1. To earn this certification, we adopted an Eco-responsibility charter, setting out the organization's commitment and guidelines for integrating sustainable development principles into its business model. 

At Carrousel, preserving the planet's resources is important to us and we are determined to be a key player in the development of sustainable and eco-responsible solutions in the Canadian packaging industry. Stay tuned for our next developments!


The Eco-innov Centre

Logo Centre Eco-innovAs a key player in their industry’s transformation, Emballages Carrousel has created the Eco-Innov Centre (EIC): a collaborative space to promote the eco-friendly practices of their customers, partners and suppliers. A place for sharing and exchanging ideas, expanding knowledge, encouraging best practices and promoting healthy solutions, inspired by circular economy strategies. Last but not least, the EIC is intended as a place for considering the social and environmental impacts of our daily activities... For fair and better packaging.

Eco-friendly solutions

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Guide to single-use plastic items allowed and prohibited

The Government of Canada and the City of Montreal have adopted regulations prohibiting the sale and offer of some single-use plastic products.

To help you find your way around, Carrousel has produced two guides summarizing the targeted items:

  1. A guide gathering the regulations of the City of Montreal AND the federal government, which you can download by clicking here.

  2. A guide to federal regulations only, which can be downloaded by clicking here or on the Download document button below the image.


In addition, in order to easily identify on our website the single-use plastic products that are banned or restricted at the federal level or in Montreal, you will find two new labels on the picture of the affected products:


Means that a product is banned at the federal level. It may also be banned in Montreal. These products are no longer available at Carrousel.


Means that the use of this product is restricted according to certain criteria or uses and/or that it is banned only in Montreal.

More explanations can be found in the detailed article page.


Are you located in a city other than Montreal that has adopted a bylaw on single-use plastics? Carrousel has compiled a list of banned items and environmentally responsible alternatives for each of these municipalities. Contact us for more information!

Glossary and checklist

Through our website, our products are identified with different ecological characteristics: compotsable, made from post-consumer recycled materials, biodegradable, etc. To find out what they mean :


What is recylable, compostable, dsiposable? Hard to unravel among all the information disseminated in the media! Find out about which products, available at Carrousel, are recyclable and / or compostable, and how to dispose of our products after use.


Glossary and checklist

Carrou-cycle program

The program that gives a second life to stretch film!  

On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, Les Emballages Carrousel, won the Prix initiatives circulaires 2023, in the Medium and Large Business category, for its Carrou-cycle program, which gives a second life to used stretch film.

The Prix initiatives circulaires are organized each year by Québec Circulaire and RECYC-QUÉBEC to reward the best circular economy initiatives in Quebec.

To find out more about our approach, visit:

Each year, millions pounds of stretch film are used by many companies in Quebec. This material, most of which is currently sent to landfill sites, is a real environmental problem. As the largest distributor of packaging products in Quebec, Carrousel is very proud to have developed an innovative and eco-responsible solution that will help reduce the amount of residual material created by this packaging.

Carrousel has therefore joined forces with its longtime business partner, Polykar, a plastic bag manufacturer, to launch its brand-new recycling program for stretch film, Carrou-cycle.

This program, which implements the concept of the circular economy, will enable companies to meet their environmental commitments and transform used stretch film into new plastic products.

Download the leaflet to find out how it works.

Ask your representative to find out if you are eligible for this exclusive program!

If you are not a customer, please contact a member of our industrial team.



Carrou-cycle program


To encourage the transition to a sustainable solution and the use of reusable dishware, Carrousel has been offering a new line of equipment, dishwashers, since 2020. This initiative takes the form of a complete kitchen hygiene program that includes the sale, rental and maintenance of reusable dishwashers and glasswashers.