On August 14, 2017, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change directed the Authority and Stewardship Ontario to work collaboratively with stewards, municipalities and affected stakeholders to develop a proposal for an amended Blue Box Program Plan and, if approved, to submit the proposal by February 15, 2018 for the Minister’s consideration.
Stewardship Ontario posted a draft amended Blue Box Program Plan for consultation on December 19, 2017. In light of comments received on this consultation draft, Stewardship Ontario and the Authority have determined that more time is needed to address the comments received.
As the Minister directed that the proposal for an amended Blue Box Program Plan be developed collaboratively with municipalities, stewards and affected stakeholders, the Authority is committed to engaging with all parties to support the development of a proposal for an amended Blue Box Program Plan that is consistent with the Minister’s direction.
Further updates will be provided through the Authority’s website as they become available.