“23 June 2020
Mr. Charles O’Hara
Director, Resource Recovery Policy Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MOECP)
40 St. Clair Ave. W, Foster Bldg. 8th Fl.
Toronto, ON M4V 1M2
RE: RRCEA Regulations: Blue Box Transition / PPP
The undersigned environmental and health organizations fully support your government’s desire to transition Printed Paper and Packaging (PPP) and the Blue Box Program to full Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in Ontario.
We have long been actively engaged with the Ministry, industry, municipalities, and other stakeholders in supporting the adoption of the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA) framework and, in particular, the proposed regulation for PPP.
The proposed EPR regulation for PPP in Ontario provides opportunity to improve performance of the Blue Box Program and expand PPP waste reduction and recycling outcomes beyond the residential sector for the province. However, these outcomes will only be realized with effective regulation.”