Share your thoughts: Development of a proposed federal plastics registry for producers of plastic products
Current status: Closed
This consultation was open from July 25, 2022 to October 7, 2022.
The Government of Canada has committed to supporting provincial and territorial extended producer responsibility (EPR) efforts by establishing a federal plastics registry that will require producers to report on plastics they place on the Canadian economy. The purpose of this consultation paper was to seek stakeholder input as the Government develops this registry. Partners, stakeholders and interested members of the public were invited to provide comments.
Who was the focus of this consultation
We engaged with:
- Provinces and territories
- Local governments
- Plastics manufacturers
- Brand owners, importers, distributors, and retailers
- Waste management companies and organizations
- Producer Responsibility Organizations
- Non-governmental organizations
Key questions for input
Ideas and input were sought on:
- Product categories
- Stakeholders required to report
- Reporting requirements
- Open data and transparency
- Privacy and confidential business information
- Approaches to implementation, including timelines
A federal plastics registry will support the adoption of EPR rules in Canada that are consistent, comprehensive and transparent. The registry will also support the implementation and monitoring of other measures that are part of the Government’s zero plastic waste agenda, including recycled content requirements for plastic products. A federal plastics registry would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of EPR as it is practiced in Canada and increase value recovery rates, keeping plastics in the economy and out of the environment. This would help move Canada toward our goal of zero plastic waste, which could eliminate $500 million in costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.8 megatonnes, and create 42,000 direct and indirect jobs.
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