Blue Box Transition

MOECP Appoints Special Advisor on Recycling & Plastic Waste

Today, June 7, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP) announced that it is taking its next step in delivering on its commitment to moving Ontario’s waste diversion programs to a full producer responsibility model and to tackling the problem of plastic pollution.

The Ministry has engaged Mr. David Lindsay as a Special Advisor on Recycling and Plastic Waste to foster discussion and help develop a path forward for transition of the Blue Box Program to full producer responsibility.

From the MOECP Announcement…

According to the Ministry’s communication:

“The ministry has identified representatives from the municipal sector and producer stakeholders who have a strong interest and operational role in the Blue Box Program’s transition. We will be contacting them on behalf of Mr. Lindsay to invite them to mediation sessions taking place over the next month or so to discuss critical issues, understand sector perspectives, and help establish common ground on transition of the Blue Box Program.

Mr. Lindsay will also host a webinar to provide an overview of the issues under discussion and invite feedback from the broader stakeholder community that will inform his deliberations. An invitation for this webinar will be sent out shortly.

Mr. Lindsay will submit a report to the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks no later than July 31, 2019 that will outline where the parties reached agreement and his recommendation on how to address any outstanding issues. This will then be considered as part of the government’s deliberations on the next steps for Blue Box transition.

Any submissions or letters for Mr. Lindsay’s consideration should be submitted to”

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