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Amended Blue Box Program Plan feedback required by Jan. 15, 2018

Date December 22, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News

The draft Blue Box Program Plan began with a vision for gradual transition to full producer responsibility, first jointly developed and set out by producers and municipalities in a July 2017 Accord, which was predicated on shifting the economic burden of recycling to business in exchange for business taking over the management of their paper products and packaging (PPP), stipulated that the transition must: Not negatively impact Ontarians’ experience with and access...

Exports of waste materials and recyclables to China and scrap materials captured under federal regulations

Date December 15, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

In October 2016 amendments to Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (EIHWHRMR) were made to what is captured as “hazardous waste” and “hazardous recyclable material”. Specifically, material exported are considered hazardous waste / recyclable if: they are defined as, or considered to be, “hazardous” under the legislation of the importing country or that of a transit country;  their importation is prohibited...

Used-Tire Program Wind-Up Initiated

Date December 5, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News

Regulation Proposal Notice under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act      To further transition the province to a producer responsibility model, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change has directed that the Used Tires Program wind up by Dec. 31, 2018, and Ontario Tire Stewardship subsequently wind up as a corporation thereafter.   In doing so, the Government of...

RCO submits comment on amended Blue Box Program Plan

Date December 4, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

In August 2017, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change requested the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) and Stewardship Ontario submit a proposal for an amended Blue Box Program.   The direction was characterized as the first phase transition for the Blue Box Program ... and will set the stage for a second phase of transition that will result in individual producer responsibility under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act...

Hansard: Reducing Waste One Pod at a Time Act, 2017

Date November 24, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

Bill 173, An Act respecting the sale of single-use beverage pods / Projet de loi 173, Loi sur la vente de capsules de boisson à usage unique. The Deputy Speaker (Ms. Soo Wong): Pursuant to standing order 98, the member has 12 minutes for his presentation. Mr. Norm Miller: I am pleased to rise in the House today to debate Bill 173, the Reducing Waste One Pod at a Time Act. If passed, my private member’s bill would require all single-use coffee pods sold in Ontario to be certified...


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