Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:00 AM PT to 11:30 AM PT
There is growing recognition, signified by increasing attention to the ubiquitous presence of plastics in the environment, that patterns of consumption must evolve quickly from a linear, disposable framework to an engaged, circular and responsible model of resource use. Earlier this month, our federal government tabled a Plastics Charter at the G7 Summit in Quebec that calls for ambitious plastic recycling and recovery targets. These targets are consistent with recent actions taken by the European Union to set material-specific targets for plastics and other materials. Also in recent months, many of Recycle BC's largest members have publicly announced commitments to achieve 100% recyclable packaging within the next five to seven years.
In light of these latest developments and in response to stakeholder feedback and counsel from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Recycle BC is making substantive updates to its draft program plan that include: