Consultations For Draft Packaging And Printed Paper Stewardship Plan

For immediate release
August 6, 2014

BURNABY, BC - In May of this 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 seeks 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 will be hosting public consultations, in addition to one-on-one stakeholder outreach.

The consultations will be held online on the following dates:

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. (PDT)

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. (PDT)

Webinar invitations will be delivered electronically.  If you would like to receive updates about our consultations, please complete the Contact Form with your request.

Neil Hastie, Development Director of StewardChoice, will be presenting information on the  Draft Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Services Plan v3.0  and answering questions electronically via webcast.   Neil will be taking 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 are encouraged to attend the online consultation to learn more about the draft stewardship plan and to provide constructive feedback about the proposed service.

For media requiring additional information, please contact:

Neil Hastie, Development Director

Mobile: 604.360.8870