Sponsors: Regional District of Fraser Fort George
Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships
WHEREAS the Minister of Environment approved a Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan that allows the Producers of packaging and printed paper to achieve a Province wide recovery rate of 75% and the Producers can meet this recovery rate by focusing service delivery in denser and more populated regions of the Province and consequently avoid service delivery in rural and small communities;
AND WHEREAS many of the rural and small communities will not have access to collection services even though these communities have retail services that will be paying fees to a stewardship agency in support of the operation of collection services for residential packaging and printed paper products;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA and UBCM request that the Minister of Environment amend the Recycling Regulation to require that Stewardship Plans ensure that in any community where a regulated product or material is retailed to a residential consumer that collection services for these same products be made available.