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B -
• Stated commitment to stewardship and EPR with 13 programs and targeted priorities to comply
with CCME EPR Action Plan Phases 1 and 2
• 2 programs (pharmaceuticals, batteries) fully financed and operated by industry, 4 (oil, electron-
ics, tires, hazardous wastes) programs operated as partial EPR
• Packaging/printed paper program delivered by municipalities with cost-sharing by producers
(80% of net costs)
• Framework allows producers to manage their obligation individually or by joining a producer
responsibility organization
• Targets set by producer organizations but lack of performance reporting and auditing mechanisms
• Province reviews programs but performance criteria and results are not made public
• One of the only two jurisdictions in Canada to have a disposal levy with dedicated funds to
support waste reduction initiatives
• 4 product categories designated under regulation (packaging and printed paper, municipal
hazardous and special wastes, electronics and tires); MHSW, electronics and tires under partial
EPR; packaging and printed paper (first program to be established in 2004) with 50% producer
funding and municipalities designing and delivering the program
• Legislation mandates collective producer organizations, industry funding organizations (IFO)
• Waste Diversion Ontario monitors program development and operations and requires quarterly
performance reporting
• IFOs set targets, operating standards and performance criteria
• No consequence for missing targets
• After requesting EPR for MHSW Phases 2 and 3, Minister of the Environment cancelled producers’
obligation in 2010
• No new products designated under the WDA since 2008
• No changes to Waste Diversion Act despite consultations between 2008 and 2010
B -
• 2 operational EPR programs (paint and used oil) and has adopted an EPR framework regulation
for designating electronics, batteries, antifreeze and mercury lamps for implementation during
• Packaging and printed paper transitioning to 100% producer funding with municipalities design-
ing and delivering the program
• No regulations yet in place to implement EPR for household hazardous waste or transition the
current tire stewardship program to full EPR
• Banned visible point-of-purchase fees under EPR programs but allows producers to identify the
costs of end-of-life management as part of product price
• Clear program auditing and reporting requirements and targets
• Government sets program targets and requires independent auditing
• One of the only two jurisdictions to implement a landfill levy which is used to fund waste