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Proposed Amendment to the Blue Box Program Transition Plan – Revised Fee Setting Methodology for 2023-2025

December 1, 2021 Further to Stewardship Ontario’s October 19 posting and discussion at the Annual Steward Meeting, a change to steward fee setting is being considered.  If approved, the change would eliminate the need for stewards to report supply-to-market data to Stewardship Ontario in the future. Stakeholders are encouraged to review details about the proposed […]

Stewardship Ontario proposes to eliminate need for stewards to report supply-to-market data

October 19, 2021 Stewardship Ontario is proposing a significant change to how it sets fees that will eliminate the need for stewards to report supply-to-market data to Stewardship Ontario, reduce the administrative burden on stewards and reduce program management costs. Under the proposed change, each steward’s fees would be determined by calculating their percentage share […]

Blue Box: RPRA Registration and Reporting Reminder

Stewardship Ontario Blue Box stewards are reminded that they are required to register with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) and report 2020 supply data by October 1, 2021. If you recently reported your 2020 supply data via the WeRecycle Portal, you must also report the same data to RPRA to comply with the […]

Stewardship Ontario appoints Lead for Advisory Group

I am pleased to announce that Scott Tudor has joined Stewardship Ontario’s senior management team, taking on a newly created role to form and facilitate the Stewardship Advisory Group. The formation of the Advisory Group was envisioned as part of a larger plan undertaken earlier this year to transition to new governance lead by Sue […]

Stewardship Ontario 2020 Annual Report

Stewardship Ontario’s 2020 Annual Report Stewardship Ontario continues to work with its partners and stakeholders to implement the changes required by the Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016, and the province’s move toward a circular economy and full producer responsibility. The wind-up of the MHSW Program is underway and the program is scheduled to terminate in 2021.  […]

Stewardship Ontario initiates governance transition

The Stewardship Ontario Board of Directors has decided to transition the governance of the organization to an Administrator appointed by the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (the Authority), following the release of the final Blue Box and Hazardous and Special Products regulations. The Board’s decision enables an orderly wind up of the Blue Box and […]

Ontario issues final Blue Box Regulation

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has issued the final Blue Box Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act. The Blue Box Regulation makes individual producers responsible for financing and operating collection services to local communities, managing blue box materials and establishing targets to increase diversion rates. Stewardship Ontario is […]

Stewardship Ontario Board Appoints New Executive Director

The Stewardship Ontario Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyle Clarke as the organization’s new Executive Director. Lyle succeeds Gemma Zecchini, who had indicated her desire to resign following the successful design and approval of the wind-up plans for both the Blue Box Program and the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste […]

RPRA approves revised Conflict of Interest Plan

On March 31, 2021, the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) approved Stewardship Ontario’s Plan to Further Mitigate Conflict of Interest and Undue Commercial Advantage,  as outlined in Condition #2 of Stewardship Ontario’s approved Blue Box Program Transition Plan. The approved plan outlines three key measures: Two new policies related to the segregation of select […]

Ready to Report: Webinars and Resources for 2021

CSSA is helping ensure stewards are ready to report their annual packaging and paper data in the WeRecycle Portal by the May 31 deadline. The proven, secure reporting platform was upgraded last year and is easier to use. Once you are logged in to the Portal, direct assistance from the NSS team is available via online chat, […]