Recycle BC program plan consultation, phase 2

Recycle BC, the stewardship organization responsible for operating British Columbia's manufacturer funded packaging extended producer responsibility (EPR) program, is in phase 2 (July-August 2018) of consultation of its revised five year program plan. Recent updates to the draft plan, in response to feedback and the latest developments, include an increased general recovery rate; material-specific targets for plastics, metal, glass, and paper; and a broadened scope of obligated material to include packaging-like products and single-use plastic products such as drinking straws and plastic cutlery. The term "packaging and printed paper" (PPP) has been changed to "packaging and paper product" based on changes to the regulation.