Share your thoughts: Development of rules to strengthen the recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling

Current status: Open

Opened on July 25, 2022 and will close to input on October 07, 2022.

The Government of Canada is seeking feedback on the development of labelling rules to improve the accuracy of recyclability and compostability information found on plastic packaging and single-use items. This consultation paper outlines the Government’s current understanding of the issue and proposes potential approaches for establishing a labelling regime for recyclable and compostable plastics in Canada.

Partners, stakeholders and interested members of the public are invited to provide comments on the consultation paper. Comments received will be taken into account in the development of the proposed instrument.

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Join in: How to participate

You are invited to provide comments on any aspect of the Consultation paper: Towards Canada-wide rules to strengthen recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling. Please include “Comments on the labelling rules” in the subject line of your email or document.

Environment and Climate Change Canada will be consulting stakeholders and interested parties through several virtual engagement sessions. Parties interested in attending these sessions are asked to contact us by email. 

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Related information

The Government of Canada has a comprehensive agenda to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030. As part of this agenda, the Government is working with partners and stakeholders on a range of measures to prevent plastic pollution and improve the rate at which plastics is recovered at end-of-life and re-circulated in the Canadian economy. These measures include:

Government of Canada delivers on commitment to ban harmful single-use plastics

Canada one-step closer to zero plastic waste by 2030

Government of Canada consulting on new measures to require certain plastic items be made of at least 50% recycled material

A proposed integrated management approach to plastic products to prevent waste and pollution: discussion paper

What We Heard Report: A proposed integrated management approach to plastic products to prevent waste and pollution

Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 155, Number 10: Final Order Adding plastic manufactured items to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

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Plastics Regulatory Affairs Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd., Place Vincent Massey, 9th floor
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

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