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Milestone Study on Paper Waste Management in North America

Deadline: April 29, 2022 12:00pm

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective consultants to carry out a milestone study on post-consumer paper waste in North America. Specifically, the consultant would be expected to: evaluate the current state of paper waste recycling infrastructure capacity across the region; summarize and evaluate opportunities and barriers in enhancing/improving secondary paper material markets and North American trade; and evaluate emerging technologies and sustainable materials design pathways associated with paper waste recycling; and best practices and examples implementing circular economy principles, taking into account traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous communities to the extent feasible.

Deadlines for Proposal Submission and Decision

The proposal, including all relevant attachments, must be received by the CEC Secretariat offices by 12:00 EST on 29 April. Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Proposals must be submitted via e-mail to Proposal format may be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. Once the proposal has been submitted electronically, the CEC will confirm receipt within three business days. If receipt is not confirmed by e-mail within this time, applicants must contact the CEC. The contact person is:

Antonia Andúgar Miñarro
Project Lead
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
700 rue de la Gauchetière, Suite 1620
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 5M2
Tel: 514-350-4300; Fax: 514-350-4314

The CEC Secretariat intends to select the consultant and notify the applicants within a reasonable period of time following the proposal submission deadline.

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About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, the United Mexican States (Mexico), and the United States of America (United States) through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a side agreement concluded in connection with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As of 2020, the CEC operates in accordance with the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, which entered into force at the same time as the new trade agreement known as CUSMA, T-MEC and USMCA in each of these three countries, respectively. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations.

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States through the Environmental Protection Agency.

We appreciate your interest in the CEC and wish to inform you that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All résumés will be kept on file for a six-month period and taken into consideration for any suitable vacancies occurring during that time.