TC Transcontinental develops a leaflet for Montreal that the company says will reduce the volume of paper from flyers by nearly 60 per cent and eliminate plastic entirely. This new product is a thin leaflet folded in four that combines flyers from various retailers into a single printed product with a limited number of pages. It will be accompanied by a digital platform that will include a wider set of promotional offerings for consumers.
“Our new solution for Montreal is designed to meet the evolving needs and expectations of consumers and retailers, maintain healthy competition on prices, and bring environmental benefits exceeding the City of Montreal’s stated source reduction objectives,” said Patrick Brayley, senior vice-president, premedia, distribution and in-store marketing at TC Transcontinental. “Research shows that most consumers continue to rely on printed flyers to plan their visits to local stores. Flyers help Montrealers fight inflation and save up to $1,500 a year. We have paid close attention to the dialogue surrounding our offering in recent years and trust this innovation, together with our new digital platform, will deliver on the expectations of all stakeholders.”
Printed flyers are recyclable and part of an established circular economy of paper in Quebec. No trees are cut to make newsprint, as it is made from sawmill residues. Newsprint has a collection rate of 86 per cent, and the collected paper is then transformed into new products.
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