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Ontario extends electronic stewardship wind up date
by Ellen Thornton at 10:55 in Circular Economy, Emerging, WEEE, Battery under Environmental

Ontario extends electronic stewardship wind up date

​Earlier this year, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) Program announced a ‘fee holiday' until the wind up of the program, on June 30th, 2020, due to a surplus of funds collected. It has just been announced that the Ministry of Environment, Parks and Recreation issued an amendment to the wind up date, which means the program will now end on 31st Decembe...

'Fee holiday' for e-waste in Ontario
by Ellen Thornton at 10:54 in Circular Economy, Emerging, WEEE, Environmental under Environmental

In Ontario the e-waste stewardship program is being wound-up and is set to cease by 30th June, 2020. This is due to the transition of the current program to a circular economy regime. During the running of the e-waste program, Ontario Electronic Stewardship collects and remits HTS on the fees charged to the stewards. Due to charging eco-fees to consumers...

'Fee holiday' for e-waste in Ontario

Expansion of electronics and batteries producer responsibility in Ontario
by Ellen Thornton at 11:29 in Battery, Circular Economy, Emerging, WEEE under Environmental

Expansion of electronics and batteries producer responsibility in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is currently holding consultations with stakeholders in the electronics / electrical equipment and batteries sector regarding the approaching circular economy regulation for EEE and batteries (and their packaging). The consultation ends on 6th February and will focus on the key decisions affecting industry as part o...

Online sales are rapidly increasing the WEEE free-riding
by Ellen Thornton at 14:33 in WEEE, Environmental under Environmental

The OECD published a report in June 2018, detailing the impact of online sales of electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) in Europe, the United States and Canada. Online sales of EEE are now a major and growing part of retail in most OECD countries. A very significant proportion of these sales involve cross-border trade, and free-riding related to this ...

Online sales are rapidly increasing the WEEE free-riding

Recycle BC expands to include single-use and packaging-like products
by Ellen Thornton at 10:12 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

Recycle BC expands to include single-use and packaging-like products

On 12th July, Recycle BC published their revised plan as the second phase of their steward consultation of the program. The program is the only residential packaging and paper product (PPP) program in Canada that is entirely financed and operated by producers. In 2017, 175,000 tonnes of the programs members' material were recovered, achieving a recovery r...

Government of Yukon announces amendments to the Designated Materials Regulation
by Ellen Thornton at 13:36 in Emerging, WEEE under Environmental

Following a consultation with Yukoners and information from established systems in other Canadian jurisdictions, the Government has announced it will make amendments to the Designated Materials Regulation to increase recycling and waste diversion. The amended regulation and any associated obligations for producers will come into full effect on October 1st...

Government of Yukon announces amendments to the Designated Materials Regulation

Comply or comply not, there is no try. Even lightsabers too, have environmental obligations
by Ellen Thornton at 08:00 in Battery, Packaging, WEEE under Environmental

Comply or comply not, there is no try. Even lightsabers too, have environmental obligations

Our new website is launching today…May the 4th….which means our techy folk at Lorax Compliance thought it deserved a Star Wars themed unveiling. And what is more Star Wars than a lightsaber? Even humble Jedi should be aware of their environmental implications and as a product with a unique supply chain, lightsaber manufactures are often unsure of their ex...

Wind up of MHSW program in Ontario
by Ellen Thornton at 14:22 in Content, Emerging, Environmental under Environmental

On 12 April 2018, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change issued direction to Stewardship Ontario to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program by December 31st, 2020. Materials collected under the MHSW program will be managed according to an individual producer responsibility framework under the Resource Recovery and Circu...

Wind up of MHSW program in Ontario

Canada: CSSA packaging compliance update
by Ellen Thornton at 12:57 in Emerging, Packaging under Environmental

Canada: CSSA packaging compliance update

The Canada Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) is a packaging scheme which obligates producers, or stewards, in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. These are legal obligations under the provincial packaging and printed paper (PPP) materials recycling regulations​. Stewards can be retailers, restaurants, importers, manufacturers, governm...

Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) set to discuss widening the designated material categories under their packaging and printed paper scheme.
by Emma Mundy at 13:04 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

​Éco Entreprises Quebec has released a statement to say that they are currently considering adding containers, packaging and printed matter ​​sold as short-lived products and those produced through the B2B trade to the designated materials classes. This change will contribute to their ongoing efforts to stabilise the materials rates. Background EEQ is a n...

Compliance Update - Ontario's Waste Free Future
by James Gibbs at 07:51 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

In June 2016 Ontario took a major step towards reforming waste management practices and policy. The Waste Free Ontario Bill outlines the framework for the transition to a new system. The system aims to divert more waste from landfills, create jobs and encourage innovation. The Act enshrines in law the obligation for decision makers to implement an expansi...

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