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Sustainability

EPR Expansion & Major Breakthrough with Addition of Producer Hierarchy

July 16, 2024

Attention retailers selling batteries, lighting, oil, glycol and electronics: After years of RCC advocacy, New Brunswick amends the Designated Materials Regulation, introducing extended producer responsibility (EPR programs) for batteries and lighting, and expanding existing ones for oil, glycol, and electronics. Government listened to RCC and included a producer hierarchy for all waste diversion programs that fall under … Continued

Nova Scotia

Important Updates to Nova Scotia’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

July 16, 2024

Attention all Nova Scotia employers: As of July 15, 2024, employers that want to hire a worker under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program for a job in Nova Scotia, must include a copy of a valid provincial certificate of registration or proof of exemption along with their Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Please remember this is a … Continued

Stewardship and Recycling

Ontario Refocuses on Blue Box Recycling 

July 16, 2024

Attention Ontario retailers and grocers: Over the past year, Ontario consulted on a Deposit Return System (DRS) to explore the feasibility of a take-back system for non-alcoholic beverage containers, possibly to retailer stores. Last week, the government decided to discontinue these consultations, opting instead to focus on the curbside Blue Box recycling program, which spares grocery … Continued

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