Share and view ideas: Developing rules and requirements to increase recycled content in plastic products and improve the accuracy of recyclability and compostability labelling

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current status: Closed

This consultation was open from April 18, 2023 to May 18, 2023.

The Government of Canada published a regulatory framework paper on the development of proposed regulations that would set minimum recycled content requirements for certain plastic manufactured items and labelling rules to improve the accuracy of recyclability and compostability information found on plastic packaging and single-use items. Partners, stakeholders and interested members of the public were invited to provide comments.

Who was the focus of this consultation

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Key questions for discussion

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What we are heard

In February 2023, we published a What we heard report which summarized the feedback received on the consultation paper: towards Canada-wide rules to strengthen recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling, published on July 25 2022.

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

What We Heard Report: Developing rules for recyclability and compostability labelling and a federal plastics registry

Contact us

Plastics Regulatory Affairs Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

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