RCC Members who are obligated under the soon-to-be-launched extended producer responsibility (ERP) program for packaging and paper products (PPP) in Nova Scotia need to register with Divert Nova Scotia before January 1, 2024. The online registration must occur through Divert Nova Scotia’s EPR Portal/Registry, which will go live in early December 2023. More information about Nova Scotia’s EPR for PPP Program and producer registration requirements can be found here.
Divert NS has made it clear that for the initial registration process, obligated producers do not need to supply information on the volume of designated material that their business supplies into Nova Scotia. The note also acknowledges that the timeline is tight and thus, ‘Divert NS will take a flexible and supportive approach to those producers who have challenges in registering by the deadline’. Should RCC members have specific questions for Divert NS, they can contact Divert NS through email at EPRsupport@divertns.ca or by connecting with Alanna McPhee, Divert NS’s Acting Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nova Scotia’s Department of Environment has also noted that it will soon be approving a PPP program plan (likely from Circular Materials) for a producer responsibility organization (PRO) to manage the packaging stewardship responsibilities of brand owners. Once the program plan for PPP is approved, the PRO will be able to handle many of the remaining obligations for its members.
For questions or more information contact
Director, Government Relations (Atlantic)