2015 Annual Policy Forum

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Project Description

Feb. 5-6, 2015

Progressing EPR in Ontario: Moving Toward a Circular Economy

Recycling Council of Ontario hosted its Annual Policy Forum in Toronto on Feb. 5-6, 2015. More than 150 delegates gathered at The Old Mill to hear local and international experts discuss key extended producer responsibility (EPR) lessons from around the world and learn how these might inform Ontario’s waste reduction objectives, and improve our own EPR legislation.

Day One provided an opportunity to hear the latest information from the European Union (EU) on newly proposed amendments to its waste directives, as well as the research commissioned to inform these amendments.

Day One Speakers

Evolution of EPR Policies and Practices in Europe
Lessons Learned, New Directions: Advice to Ontario

Ms. Ursula Denison
German Green Dot system for packaging recycling
Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD)
Competition and Extended Producer Responsibility
Lessons from Germany‘s competitive marketplace
PDF 22 pages 6.6 MB

Chris Grove
Senior Advisor, Head Office Waste Team
Environment Agency (EA)
UK Producer Responsibility Landscape
PDF 22 pages 630 KB

Christian Holzer
Director General, Ministry of Agriculture
Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria

That evening delegates heard directly from the Honourable Glen Murray,
Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, who delivered the keynote address at the reception.

Day Two Speakers

A Focus on Ontario: Developing Model EPR Legislation

Role of EPR in Waste Reduction Policy
Role of EPR in Waste Reduction Policy
Paul Evans (Deputy Minister, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Monika Turner (Director of Policy, Association of Municipalities of Ontario), Rob Cook (CEO, Ontario Waste Management Association)
Oversight and Compliance
Oversight and Compliance
Glenda Gies (President, Glenda Gies and Associates), Ursula Denison
Producer Performance Setting and Monitoring Compliance
Producer Performance Setting and Monitoring Compliance
Rick Findlay (President, RFCL Innovations Inc.), Vincent Sferrazza (Director of Policy, Planning & Support: Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto)
Canadian Competition Bureau
Canadian Competition Bureau
Catherine Hariton (Competition Law Officer, Canadian Competition Bureau)
Competition for Producers
Competition for Producers
Mark Kurschner (President, Product Care Association), Ken Friesen (Director, StewardChoice), Andrew Horsman (Executive Director, Ontario Tire Stewardship)
Competition for Service Providers
Competition for Service Providers
Cindy Coutts (President, SIMS Canada), James Ewles (President, Raw Materials Corporation), Al Metauro (President & CEO Green by Nature EPR)
Managing Change
Managing Change
Andrew Horsman, Monika Turner, Rob Cook
Combined Presentations
Combined Presentations
PDF 74 pages 5.6 MB

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