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RCBC Forum on Future EPR Priorities

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UBC Robson Square Theater

800 Robson Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7

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The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) is holding an event to identify priorities for future Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs under BC’s Recycling Regulation. This multi-stakeholder discussion forum is set for Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 9 am to noon at UBC Robson Square Theater. Check-In/Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required for all interested attendees.

Purpose:

To gather opinions and insights on product categories that are not included within an approved EPR program in BC. RCBC will collect and compile data related to these products, including whether items are currently recycled or disposed of in the garbage, and provide a report to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy based the findings.

Materials and products for discussion will include, but will not be limited to:

  • mattresses
  • bulky furniture
  • flooring, construction
  • demolition and renovation waste
  • propane canisters, fire extinguishers
  • medical sharps, and household hazardous wastes, and
  • single-use items.

This stakeholder engagement project encourages an open and frank discussion about new product categories to develop a prioritized list, designed to identify support from the community for inclusion of these items in the Recycling Regulation.

Who Should Attend?

All interested individuals should attend, including:

  • solid waste and recycling stakeholders (e.g., local and provincial government representatives)
  • stewardship agencies
  • recycling processors & haulers
  • producers (e.g. brand owners, manufacturers and retailers)

What are the expected outcomes?

RCBC will record and review stakeholder discussions and contributions to create a final report that summarizes the results of the forum. The final report will include a list of prioritized product categories which may be used in future submissions as a resource to inform the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy of community priorities for potential future EPR programs.

What is the General Schedule

8:30-9:00 a.m. - Check-In/Doors open (UBC Robson Square Theater Lobby)

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. - Sessions (Refreshment Break at 10:30 a.m.)

There will be a coffee service, and light snacks served.

Questions?

Contact Harvinder Aujala, Director of Policy & Communications, at harv@rcbc.ca or 604-683-6009 ext. 313

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