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
Mr. Mathieu Hestin
Director, BIO by Deloitte, Sustainability Services
Presentation Slides: Guidance on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Analysis of EPR schemes in the EU and development of guiding principles for their functioning
PDF 1.1 MB 50 pages
Senior Advisor, Head Office Waste Team
Environment Agency (EA)
UK Producer Responsibility Landscape
PDF 22 pages 630 KB
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.