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A Review of New Updates to Draft PPP Plan v3.0

June 23, 2015 - StewardChoice hosted webinar consultations on June 11th and June 18th, 2015 to provide an open platform to discuss the latest changes to the Draft Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Services Plan v3.0, in addition to holding one-on-one stakeholder meetings.

The archived webinar, slide presentation and Q&A documents are included below:

Neil Hastie, Development Director of StewardChoice, and Ken Friesen, Director of StewardChoice, presented information on the proposed PPP stewardship services plan and addressed audience questions and comments via webcast.

Producers, recycling service companies, residential building owners, property management companies, NGOs and government officials were encouraged to attend the online consultation to learn more about the new updates to the draft stewardship plan and to provide constructive feedback about the proposed service.

The last day to submit feedback is July 24,2015.  The new Draft Packaging and Printed Paper Plan v4.0 is expected to be submitted to the BC Ministry of Environment for review on July 27, 2015.


Consultations for the StewardChoice Draft Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Services Plan v3.0 – A Review of the Latest Updates

For Immediate Release
Tuesday June 2, 2015

In May of last year, StewardChoice Enterprises announced their intention to launch a new Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan for producers operating in British Columbia. As part of the consultation process, StewardChoice has made revisions to the plan and seeks input from key stakeholders for expanding recycling services to a number of single and multi-family households that are not currently receiving producer funded services.

The StewardChoice Plan proposes to service these communities; thereby fulfilling the BC government’s public policy objectives of province-wide coverage and shifting the cost of recycling to producers who generate PPP. By using an open-market approach, the plan presents producers with the opportunity to negotiate a tailored EPR service for meeting their regulatory requirements in BC.

Given the desire of the BC Ministry of Environment to ensure a collaborative approach, StewardChoice will be hosting public consultations in addition to one-on-one stakeholder outreach.

The webinar consultations will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2pm Eastern) Register

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2pm Eastern) Register

Neil Hastie, Development Director of StewardChoice, will be presenting new proposed changes to the  and answering any questions during the webcast. Neil and Ken Friesen, Director of StewardChoice, will be taking questions from key stakeholders.

Producers, recycling service companies, residential building owners, property management companies, NGOs and government officials are encouraged to attend the online consultation to learn more about the draft stewardship services plan and to provide constructive feedback about the proposed service.

About StewardChoice Enterprises

StewardChoice Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Reclay StewardEdge, a national organization and a North American leader providing packaging stewardship solutions to consumer product goods organizations.  Further information can be found at www.stewardchoice.ca.

For media requiring additional information, please contact:
Jennifer Ramcharan
Communications Manager
Email: jramcharan@stewardchoice.ca


 

 

Consultation in British Columbia

In May of 2014, StewardChoice Enterprises announced their intention to launch a new Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan for producers operating in British Columbia. As part of the consultation process, StewardChoice sought input from key stakeholders for expanding recycling services initially to multi-family dwellings currently not being serviced by packaging and printed paper stewards.

Today, approximately 20% of multi-family dwellings do not receive a producer-funded recycling service. They have been identified by StewardChoice as a potential market to increase packaging and printed paper recovery and the province’s overall recycling rate. By using an open-market approach, the plan presents producers with the opportunity to negotiate a tailored EPR service for meeting their regulatory requirements in BC.

Given the desire of the BC Ministry of Environment to ensure a collaborative approach in exploring the strengths and challenges of this draft stewardship plan, StewardChoice hosted public consultations, in addition to one-on-one stakeholder outreach.

The consultations were held online in August and September. Archived webinar materials are included below:

Neil Hastie, Development Director of StewardChoice, presented information on the Draft Packaging and Printed Paper Plan and answering questions electronically via webcast. Neil answered questions from key stakeholders, mainly producers, residential building owners, property management companies, recycling service companies, NGOs and government officials.

Producers, recycling service companies, residential building owners, property management companies, NGOs and government officials were encouraged to attend the online consultation to learn more about the draft stewardship plan and to provide constructive feedback about the proposed service.