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Minister grants extension for submitting Blue Box Program Transition Plan to RPRA

We hope everyone continues to stay safe and healthy as we all adjust to the impacts of the evolving pandemic situation. We announced last week that we postponed the April consultation webinars on Blue Box Program Transition Plan proposals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure meaningful consultations can still occur with all Blue Box stakeholders, […]

POSTPONED: Consultations on Blue Box Transition Plan proposals

We hope everyone remains safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We know many of you are dealing with impacts of COVID-19 within your organizations and understand the need to prioritize activities as the situation continues to evolve. It is essential that all stakeholders have the opportunity to participate meaningfully in consultations and provide feedback as we develop the […]

Steward reporting extension and options

As organizations everywhere respond to the unprecedented demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to advise that the boards of CSSA-supported programs have approved measures to assist businesses with their Packaging and Paper Product (PPP) obligations during this difficult time. Extension on the Reporting Deadline and Adjustment Deadline We have extended the reporting deadline […]

Consultations on Blue Box Program Windup Plan

We invite Ontario Blue Box Program stakeholders to participate in our upcoming Blue Box Wind Up Plan consultation webinars. We will be hosting three webinar consultations, focused primarily on matters affecting specific stakeholder groups during wind up. Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Steward community 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Municipalities, First Nations communities […]

2019 Annual Steward Meeting Materials

The 2019 Annual Steward Meeting was hosted by CSSA on behalf of the stewardship programs on Thursday, October 24. It provided stewards with updates on packaging and paper recycling program performance along with next year’s program budgets and material fee rates. Below are links to the materials from the meeting: Download the Report to Stewards (also […]

2019 Annual Steward Meeting Webcast – Register Now

The 2019 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) on Thursday, October 24, will be an online experience. Based on steward feedback, this year’s event will again be webcast only. The ASM, held on behalf of CSSA partner stewardship programs, provides stewards with updates on packaging and paper recycling program performance along with next year’s program budgets and material […]

Stewardship Ontario receives Minister’s direction letter to begin Blue Box transition

The transition of the Blue Box Program to full producer responsibility has been initiated by a direction letter from the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) on August 15, 2019 to make industry responsible for both the funding and operation of residential recycling in the province. Stewardship Ontario is required to submit a Blue […]

Advisor report outlines transition to full producer responsibility for Ontario’s Blue Box Program

The report from Ontario’s Special Advisor on Recycling and Plastic Waste released August 6, 2019, identifies a number of issues and recommendations for improving packaging recycling in the province. Following his appointment by the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) in June, David Lindsay consulted broadly with many affected stakeholders, including stewards and municipalities, […]