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.
The three priority categories of materials to be managed under EPR are:
- printed paper 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
To allow for more time for the public and stakeholders to consider the proposal and provide input, the Government of Yukon has extended the engagement on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) until February 17, 2023 (previous end date was January 27).
If you haven’t been able to attend yet, an additional stakeholder engagement session has been scheduled for Thu, Feb 2, 2023, at 10am – 11:30 am MST. Meeting links, full schedule and more information on EPR engagement are available at yukon.ca.
Additional options for providing feedback:
- Fill out the 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.
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.
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 February 17th, 2023.