Share your thoughts: Development of a proposed federal plastics registry for producers of plastic products

Current status: Open

Opened on July 25, 2022 and will close to input on 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 is to seek stakeholder input as the Government develops this registry. Partners, stakeholders and interested members of the public are invited to provide comments.

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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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You are invited to provide comments on any aspect of the Consultation paper: A proposed federal plastics registry for producers of plastic products. Please ensure your comments on the proposed registry cite the Consultation Paper.

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

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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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