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Industry Stewardship in Ontario. Gordon Day for Washington State November 1, 2006. Today’s Presentation. Regulatory framework in Ontario Ontario Blue Box Program Key Features Results Scan of other provinces. Ontario. About 2x the population and area as Washington State

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industry stewardship in ontario

Industry Stewardship in Ontario

Gordon Day

for

Washington State

November 1, 2006

today s presentation
Today’s Presentation
  • Regulatory framework in Ontario
  • Ontario Blue Box Program
  • Key Features
  • Results
  • Scan of other provinces
ontario
Ontario
  • About 2x the population and area as Washington State
  • Birthplace of the “blue box” – 25 yrs ago
  • 94% of population in Southern Ontario
  • Waste management is provincial responsibility, managed by local regions, counties and cities
  • S. Ontario shipped 1.15 million tons to U.S. in 2005
    • will end by 2010
background
Background

Minister of the

Environment

Waste

Diversion

Act, 2002

Waste

Diversion Ontario

Stewardship

Ontario

Municipalities

Stewards

blue box program plan
Blue Box Program Plan
  • Industry pays 50% net municipal recycling system costs
    • paying to best practices
  • Program “obligates” consumer products
    • brand owners
    • first importers
    • franchisors
  • Stewardship Ontario sets & collects fees
  • Fees fund municipal Blue Box recycling programs

Program began: February 1, 2004

more than just the blue box
More than Just the “Blue Box”
  • “Blue Box Waste” is material managed through municipal waste management systems
    • IC&I is not part of the program
  • Printed paper
    • newspapers, flyers, magazines, catalogues, directories, direct mailings, bills, junk mail, etc.
  • Packaging
    • paper packaging, plastic, aluminum, steel, glass & composites
key features
Key Features
  • Fee Setting Formula
    • Allocates fees across all printed paper and packaging materials
    • 23 material sub-categories
    • Changes for 2007 reward those materials with higher recovery rates
  • On-Line Reporting
    • Stewards report on-line

www.stewardshipontario.ca

effectiveness efficiency e e fund
Effectiveness & Efficiency (E&E) Fund
  • Objective: to reduce system cost & minimize future cost increases as recovery increases
  • 10% of industry contribution to municipalities directed to E&E Fund
  • ~$5 million program funding per year
  • 50 projects currently approved for funding valued at $7.18M

See “E&E Fund” section of www.stewardshipontario.ca

registrations reports
Registrations & Reports

1 as reported in Stewardship Annual Reports

results to date
Results to Date
  • Achieved financial target in 2005/06
  • Distributed $185 million to 190 Ontario municipal since 2003
  • 55%+ recovery rate all materials
  • First charges laid under the Waste Diversion Act (WDA)
  • Market development
    • 2003/2004 fees  $2.5M for glass
    • 2005 fees  $100K for plastics
beverage containers
Beverage Containers
  • Integrated collection with other recyclables
    • Beer on separate deposit system
  • Recovery rates in 2004:
    • Wine/spirit glass 68%
    • Aluminum SD: 43%
    • PET beverage: 55%
    • Aseptic/gable top: 13%
  • Sept 07 announcement that wine/spirits will be on deposit in 2008
    • Returned through Beer Store system
slide12

Extended Producer Responsibility - Legislation Across Canada -

full-colour symbols mean in-place or pending legislation

white-washed symbols mean proposed legislation

see inset

other provinces
Other Provinces
  • Similar approach being adopted in other provinces:
    • Quebec: starting Fall 2006
    • Manitoba: regulation in 2006; 12 months
    • Saskatchewan: timing ~2008
  • Beverage deposits in all other provinces
    • High return rates; expensive $/ton
    • Most have parallel unfunded curbside/depot services
summary
Summary
  • Stewardship Ontario first of its kind in North America
    • integrated program to address all consumer packaging and printed paper
  • Shared responsibility model approach has industry & political traction
  • Clear shift in responsibility from government to industry
    • 100% vs. shared
    • Visible vs. invisible fees
keeping up to date
Keeping Up To Date

www.wdo.ca

www.stewardshipontario.ca

www.csr.org

Gordon Day

Manager, Customer Services

647-777-3361

gday@csr.org