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  • RPRA Posts MHSW Wind Up Plan and Consultation Details

    The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) has posted the proposed Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Wind Up Plan Stewardship Ontario submitted in September. As part of the wind up process, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks directed RPRA to consult on Stewardship Ontario’s proposed plan before considering approval. The plan and […]

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  • Stewardship Ontario’s Proposed MHSW Wind Up Plan Submitted to RPRA

    Stewardship Ontario has submitted its proposed MHSW Wind Up Plan to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) by the Minister’s September 30, 2019 deadline. RPRA is expected to post the proposed Wind Up Plan prior to its consultations with stakeholders — please check the RPRA and Stewardship Ontario websites for updates. The Minister anticipates RPRA will approve the plan no […]

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  • Changes to the MHSW Common Cost Allocation Methodology

    The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) has issued an amendment to the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program Plan that changes how common costs are allocated to the MHSW material categories to determine steward costs. As such, Stewardship Ontario is implementing changes to its Common Cost Allocation (CCA) methodology, which will be reflected […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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