Ontario Adopts EPR For Packaging

The province of Ontario is shifting the costs of its EPR program – from municipal taxpayers to producers of products and packaging collected through its Blue Box Program. The province is in the process of developing a regulatory structure that will support the new producer responsibility framework. It is expected that the program, administered by the province’s Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, will be more consistent. It is anticipated that the Blue Box Program will transition to EPR in phases over a three-year period, with the first transfer taking place in Jan. 2023.

For more information on this program, please contact SGIA’s Government Affairs Department at govtaffairs@sgia.org.