Canadian manufacturers might be better at recycling than municipalities

In August 2019, the "province of Ontario, Canada, announced it is adopting extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation to shift operating costs for its Blue Box [curbside recycling] Program from municipal taxpayers to the producers of products and packaging collected through the program. Stewardship Ontario must submit its plan to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) for approval no later than June 30, 2020, and the program will transition to producer responsibility in phases over a three-year period, starting in 2023.

The Ontario Environment Minister told CBC that "recycling rates in the province have been stalled for 15 years" and that this producer responsibility change would "reduce waste and save municipalities millions of dollars each year."