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The Ontario Waste Management Association commends the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on his August 15th, 2019 announcement regarding the management and transfer of Ontario’s Blue Box Program to a producer responsibility model.
This change will incentivize producers to effectively and accountably promote waste diversion, better manage the handling of products and packaging at the end-of-life stage, and reduce the burden on municipal taxpayers, which currently exceeds $120 million a year.
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Ontario Waste Management Association posted an articleMinistry of Environment, Conservation & Parks Webinar, Nov. 27, 2019, re: Next Steps in the Blue Box TransitionLearn more the new regulations that will define how the producer-run Blue Box System will work. see more
The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks is holding a webinar to explain how stakeholders can take part in the development of a new regulation that will define how the producer-run Blue Box system will work.
In August 2019, the Minister directed Stewardship Ontario to develop a plan outlining how the existing municipally-run program will continue until producers take over full operation between 2023 and 2025.
The next stage in this transition process is the development of a regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act to end municipalities’ obligation to provide Blue Box services. The goal is to finalize the regulation early in 2021.
The webinar will be held November 27, 2019. If you are interested in participating, please register by November 22, 2019 with Marc Peverini, Senior Policy Analyst, Resource Recovery Policy Branch at Marc.Peverini@ontario.ca or 416-908-1528. Further webinar details will be provided for those who confirm their participation.