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3rd November 2022

Yukon: Public and Stakeholder engagement on Extended Producer Responsibility

Dear Product Care Member,

We encourage you to review the information provided below regarding the plans from the Government of Yukon to start public and stakeholder engagement on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) as their next step towards fulfilling the Government’s commitment under Our Clean Future to implement EPR in the Yukon by 2025.

Engagement of Extended Producer Responsibility

The Government of Yukon has announced that they are starting public and stakeholder engagement on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) under s.29 of the Environment Act.

EPR is an environmental and economic policy approach for recycling. It means that the producers of products and packaging must make sure these products and packaging are properly managed when they reach the end of their life cycle.

Product Categories

The three priority categories of materials to be managed under EPR are:

  • printed and packaging products, such as blue box type items (excluding beverage containers)
  • household hazardous waste, including waste paints, fuels and solvents; and
  • automotive wastes, such as waste oil, waste antifreeze and their containers.

Consultation and Engagement Details

This engagement is the next step towards fulfilling the Government’s commitment under Our Clean Future to implement EPR in the Yukon by 2025.

Members are encouraged to engage in this consultation as they may become an obligated producer under the proposed regulation or otherwise have an interest in this issue.

There are several options to provide feedback:

  • Fill out Public Survey to provide input on issues regarding public and business waste generator expectations of EPR at Extended producer responsibility (EPR) in the Yukon | Government of Yukon.
  • Respond to the Discussion Paper to provide input on the stakeholder issues at 2022 Yukon Recycling Engagement Survey.
  • Attend an in-person engagement session at the Recycling Summit on November 2, 2022, at Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse at 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm.
  • Attend one of the virtual engagement sessions. Schedule of the upcoming sessions will be posted at a later date.

If you have any questions, reach out to Natalia Baranova at Natalia.Baranova@yukon.ca or 867-667-5076 to set up a phone call or a meeting.

Engagement will be open until January 27, 2023.

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