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What the Jurisdictions are Doing
The Yukon Government has been exploring the feasibility of implementing EPR, including
holding stakeholder consultations on CAP Phase 1 product categories to get input on the po-
tential for EPR regulations. Yukon has also been operating stewardship programs for beverage
containers and tires.
The territory’s Solid Waste Action Plan considers how to increase recycling, composting and
other diversion strategies. At the same time, the Yukon government is considering adopting a
zero waste policy. It recognizes the importance of harmonization to the success of territorial
programs, allowing programs to work collaboratively with neighbouring provinces.
Nunavut did not respond to the EPR Canada survey. It is worth noting, however, that a major
priority of the Nunavut Department of Environment is to work in partnership with communi-
ties to manage solid waste effectively and prevent pollution in the unique and fragile north-
ern environment. The Department of Environment and the Department of Community and
Government Services (CGS) are working together to examine Nunavut’s solid waste manage-
ment practices as a whole. CGS will take the lead on establishing a Nunavut-wide Solid Waste
Management Strategy which will involve a comprehensive review of the current state of solid
waste management in the territory.