Ontario Industry Stewardship Plans (ISPs)
ISPs have been filed by Product Care Association for paint, pesticides, solvents and fertilizers in Ontario.
Stewardship Ontario is currently responsible for the end-of-life management of paints and coatings, pesticides, solvents and fertilizers under its MHSW program as an Industry Funding Organization (IFO) under the Waste Diversion Act.
In collaboration with the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) as well as the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA), Product Care submitted an ISP for paint and another for pesticides, solvents, fertilizers to Waste Diversion Ontario on September 9, 2013, under the Waste Diversion Act. The ISPs outline Product Care’s plan to operate an approved product stewardship program in Ontario for all stewards of pesticides, solvents, fertilizers and paints and coatings.
Updates will be shared as they become available. In the meantime, please send all comments and questions regarding the ISPs to ontarioISP@productcare.org.
What is an ISP?
ISPs are an alternative method provided for in the WDA for stewards to manage and fund a program for designated waste products, instead of paying fees directly to an Industry Funding Organization (IFO). A steward who is a member of an approved ISP for a particular product is no longer required to participate in the IFO for that product, if applicable. ISPs can be approved on behalf of one or more stewards. ISP proposals include a detailed description of how the program would be managed and operated, the waste targeted by the plan, diversion targets, etc.
Once a steward's ISP is approved, the steward can implement its program and is no longer required to submit fees to the IFO.
Join Our ISPs
Stewards that want to participate in either ISP must sign a Letter of Intent with Product Care for the products to which they are obligated. Downloadable templates can be found on the left-hand side of this page and below, one for each ISP.
- Letter of Intent to Participate in Paint and Coatings ISP
- Letter of Intent to Participate in Pesticide, Solvent and Fertilizer ISP
We suggest incorporating your own company letterhead, filling in the date, revising any blue text, and updating the signatory. Once complete, please either scan and email a copy of the letter(s) to both Michael Scott, President, WDO and Mark Kurschner, President, Product Care Association or mail hard copies to both organizations, as referenced in the templates.
Product Care's ISPs are currently in consultation phase until November 12. At the end of the consultation period, WDO will determine if any additional consultation is required before PCA submits revised ISPs to the WDO Board for consideration.
Product Care has set a target date for the handover of responsibility to manage these four materials from Stewardship Ontario of January 1, 2014, pending approval by the WDO Board.
Please note that stewards will continue to be responsible to Stewardship Ontario for the management of affected MHSW program products until the transition takes place. Stewards will need to submit reports to Stewardship Ontario, and will continue to receive quarterly invoices from Stewardship Ontario until costs associated with the program up to the transfer date are fully recovered.
For more information on the transition, view the joint communication between Product Care and Stewardship Ontario regarding the ISPs.