Development of proposed regulations for minimum recycled content for certain plastic manufactured items: Closed consultations

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current status: Closed

The public consultation was open from February 12, 2022 until March 14, 2022.

The Government of Canada published a Notice of Intent in the Canada Gazette, Part I and a technical issues paper on the development of proposed regulations that would set minimum recycled content requirements for certain plastic manufactured items. Comments will be considered as the proposed regulations are developed.


In October 2020, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published A proposed integrated management approach to plastic products: discussion paper (the Discussion Paper). The paper sought input from Canadians on options for a regulatory approach for recycled content requirements (for example, product-based, resin-based or economy-wide approach), scope of products and resins, and other considerations.

In August 2021, ECCC published a What we heard report that summarizes the feedback received on the Discussion Paper. There was strong overall support for increasing the use of post-consumer recycled content (see section 4.1), the importance of verification standards, and the ability of the Government of Canada to provide leadership through procurement, incentives for industry, and investment in infrastructure.

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Recycled Content Consultation
Plastics Regulatory Affairs Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd., Place Vincent Massey, 9-064
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3

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