On February 17, 2023, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released a What We Heard Report following consultations on a federal plastics registry and labelling rules for plastic packaging and single-use plastics. Throughout the consultations, RCC worked closely with members to develop advocacy positions which have been well noted in ECCC’s report. In terms of next steps, ECCC notes:
• The Government intends to publish the proposed regulatory framework for labelling rules and recycled content requirements for public comment in spring 2023.
• Draft instruments for both the labelling and recycled content rules, and the federal plastics registry, are targeted for publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I before the end of 2023.
ECCC will be joining RCC’s Plastic Committee meeting on February 27, 2023 at 1pm to provide an overview of the What We Heard Report along with next steps.
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Senior Manager, Sustainability Programs