With the launch of its Évasion scratch ticket in January 2021, Loto-Québec became the first lottery corporation in the world to print tickets on 100% recycled materials and, so far, is still the only one to do so. In achieving this, Loto-Québec has served as a model for the industry, with other lottery corporations planning to follow suit in 2022 with similar initiatives.
As part of its commitment to environmental issues, Loto-Québec continued in this vein in 2021 by launching two other scratch tickets made from recycled materials: Code secret and Slingo 10 x. By the end of the fiscal year, in March 2022, the Corporation will launch two more tickets using this method: C’est quoi ton signe? and La folie des plantes. And for the year 2022–2023, four other products printed on fully recycled paper have been planned so far: three Slingo tickets as well as a second edition of the Évasion ticket.
Another initiative is in the works for next year, with a version of the Bingo ticket, a permanent product, that will be rolled out next October. Going forward, the ticket will be printed by Scientific Games using 50% post-consumer recycled fibres instead of 35%, and will be certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). FSC labels deliver a guarantee to consumers that the products they buy support responsible forest management, and that the products are handled correctly at every stage of production – from forest to shelf.
A reminder that all Loto-Québec lottery tickets are recyclable and the majority are FSC-certified. The Corporation is working with a local paper supplier that provides the recycled materials used to make the tickets, thereby reducing its environmental footprint considerably.
“We’re proud to be the world’s only lottery corporation to print some of our products on 100% recycled paper. This makes our scratch tickets the ones that have the smallest environmental footprint. We’re also working with local companies to continue to find innovative ways to offer our customers environmentally friendly products,” says Nathalie Gemme, Assistant Director, Printing, Research and Development.
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