The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has received Special Advisor David Lindsay’s report that outlines recommendations for transitioning the management of Ontario’s Blue Box Program to producers of plastic and other packaging. The report offers ideas to improve recycling and increase the number of products that can be recycled, while ensuring the program continues to be accessible and convenient. Mr. Lindsay developed the report based on insights gathered from mediation sessions with stakeholders held over six weeks earlier this summer.
Recommendations from the report will help inform the ministry’s next steps in transitioning the Blue Box Program to producer responsibility. The transition process will consist of multiple phases and many opportunities for stakeholders to provide further input.