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2023 Impact Awards winner: Turning Point Brands Canada

Impact 2023 Turning Point

Plastic waste continues to be a critical issue for Canadians. An estimated 80% of all plastic waste is being dumped and just 9% is recycled. When dumped, it damages the environment and the fauna, prompting a worldwide movement to ban single-use plastic.

Clipper is doing its part. It’s focusing on reducing the consumption of single-use plastic: 34% of each Clipper is made with recycled materials and 60% of the energy consumed for production is from renewable sources. 

To spread the word, the company is continuing to work with associates, retailers and customers, educating them about the benefits of refillable lighters and raising awareness through in-store displays, social media and advertising. And there’s more to come.

Clipper is investing in renewable energy and reducing waste throughout its supply chain. It has already implemented a sustainability program that sets clear targets for reducing waste and carbon emissions. In 2020 alone, the company reduced its carbon footprint by 15%.

“We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of our consumers, customers and communities,” says COO Mikail Fancy. “Our Clipper lighters are fully reusable, eco-friendly and a testament that sustainability doesn’t require compromise on quality or performance.”

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Winners are also featured in the September/October 2023 issue of Convenience Store News Canada

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