Understanding How Recycling Regulations Affect Your Business
Join COPA at the upcoming Knowledge and Business Conference on May 5, 2015 at the Toronto Airport West Hotel where Catherine Abel of the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) will be discussing the impact of current and emerging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations and programs on Canadian businesses.
Extended Producer Responsibility describes the obligation that Canadian businesses have to reduce the environmental impact of their products and packaging. This obligation encompasses waste reduction, recovery, recycling and reuse, and, in many cases, businesses are solely and fully responsible for designing, operating and financing the associated diversion program. It shifts responsibility upstream, away from municipalities and regional waste authorities to the companies that put the products (along with their packaging and marketing material) into the marketplace.
Specifically, Catherine will be discussing:
- Regulations across the country: Obligations, history, size and metrics from various programs
- The principles of EPR programs: Over 80 programs across the country for a range of materials
- What types of businesses are obligated: Resident businesses and voluntary stewards?
- What’s on the horizon for EPR and Paper Print and Packaging (PPP) programs in Canada?
COPA’s Knowledge and Business Conference 2015, The Secret is Out: Knowledge is Only Power When You Know How to Use It, will provide the answers you need to prepare for new regulations, take advantage of government initiatives, and tackle matters that are impacting your business. In addition to the topic described above, the half-day, breakfast event will present key information on several topics that are currently affecting our members, including:
- New updates to the PWGSC Standing Offer for Office Supplies 2016
- Supplier class action against Target Canada
- New Disability Act compliance requirements for employers
- Implications for employers in the 2016 Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
- Canada’s Competition Act: Protecting your business against industry mergers and acquisitions
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