Business Impacts of Packaging EPR in Canada

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February 19, 2021

| 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET | 12:00pm - 1:30pm CT | 10:00am - 11:30am PT

Within Canada, packaging recycling costs are expected to increase by more than $500 million in the next five years. Known policy changes in Ontario and Quebec, as well as expected ones in Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick, mean that retailers will need to carefully consider the cost implication of extended producer responsibility (EPR). In November 2020, RCC and UL published a whitepaper on EPR to help retailers better understand the evolving printed paper and packaging landscape and explore learnings from well-established programs around the globe. As a next step, RCC and UL will be hosting a webinar on February 19th, 2021  that will feature panelists discussing how businesses can best operationalize EPR policy obligations. Panelists will represent a range of stakeholders including retailers, government officials and more.

Panel 1: Government and Stewardship Perspectives

Join us for a discussion with the Quebec Ministry of the Environment and Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) to explore the policy considerations behind EPR, perspectives on harmonization and circular economy, and more.

  • Marie Dussault – Quebec Ministry of Environment
  • Calla Farn – CSSA

Panel 2: Learnings from the Retail Sector 

For the second panel, retail representatives will join us from Canadian Tire, Home Hardware and RONA/Lowe’s to discuss how they approach EPR programs to best operationalize obligations and ensure compliance.

  • Andy Dabydeen – Canadian Tire
  • David Bois – Home Hardware
  • Jules Foisy Lapointe – RONA/Lowe’s

Panel 3: UL WERCSmart: Case study with Canadian Tire

  • Andrew Sousa – UL
  • Andy Dabydeen – Canadian Tire

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For additional information, check out RCC and UL’s whitepaper: Trends in Packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)