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Minister of the Environment and Climate Change directs Ontario Electronic Stewardship to cease operations by June 30, 2020

Date February 14, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

On Feb. 8, 2018 the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change informed the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority and Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) that pursuant to the Waste Diversion Transition Act the diversion program for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is to begin winding up its operations.    In doing so, OES must devise and submit a plan to the Authority by Dec. 31, 2018 that is consistent with a series of principles: transparent...

Report on PBDEs in the Great Lakes by IJC's Water Quality Board

Date January 26, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News

New standards, public education, and extended producer responsibility programs are key to protecting Great Lakes from PBDEs and other flame-retardant chemicals, according to IJC’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board In its second report on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes, the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board (WQB) recommends several actions the Governments of Canada and the United States should take to address challenges in seeking...

RCO Responds to Tire Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act

Date January 23, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | News

The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change directed the current Used Tires Program wind up by Dec. 31, 2018, and Ontario Tire Stewardship (the IFO operating the program) subsequently winds up as a corporation. To enable a seamless transition for the management of tires in Ontario from the Waste Diversion Transition Act to the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change anticipates the proposed regulation be made and filed in March 2018,...

RCO responds to proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework

Date January 17, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | News

In November 2017 the Government of Ontario released a proposed framework that sets a vision for “a circular economy that moves towards zero food and organic waste and zero greenhouse gas emissions from the waste sector” and considered a number of guiding principles:   Enhancing existing partnerships with stakeholders and building new relationships Building on progress made in Ontario and learning from other leading jurisdictions Collaborating across all levels of government to...

Coalition response to amended Blue Box Program Plan

Date January 17, 2018 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 (RRCEA). In short, the amended...


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