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Materials and downloads from Annual Steward Meeting now available

CSSA's Annual National Meeting for Stewards of Packaging and Printed Paper Programs in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario.

Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) and our family of recycling organizations, including Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC), held its first annual national meeting for stewards of packaging and printed paper programs in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario on October 31, 2013.

Materials from the meeting:

  • Webinar - click here to view the webinar
  • Presentations
    • Click here to view the presentation from the Annual Steward Meeting (Oct. 31)
    •  Click here to view the presentation from the BC-specific meeting (Nov. 5)
  • Pre-read document - click here to download the pre-read document containing fees and explanations
  • Q&A - a Q&A from the session

​Packaging and printed paper (PPP) recycling is changing in British Columbia (BC). Under Schedule 5 of the Recycling Regulation, stewards (organizations or companies that are resident in BC and are a brand owner, first importer or franchisor) that supplies packaging or printed paper into the BC residential marketplace were required to submit a stewardship plan, or be part of a plan submitted on their behalf, to the BC Ministry of Environment (MOE) by November 19, 2012 and then to implement the plan in May 2014.

If your organization or company is a retailer, restaurant, importer, manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler that supplies packaging or an organization such as an insurance company or bank that supplies printed paper (e.g., statements) to BC residents, then you may be a steward that is required to be a member of an approved plan concerning the end-of-life management of packing and printed paper. Please see our Guidebook for Businesses to determine how you can meet your recycling obligations in British Columbia. 

Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) submitted a PPP Stewardship Plan on behalf of its members to the MOE on November 19, 2012, as required, and submitted updated plans on February 25 and April 9, 2013 (see plan development history). On April 15, 2013, MMBC received a letter from BC’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) approving the April 2013 PPP Stewardship Plan.

Stewards which did not submit a stewardship plan for their PPP or join an organization which submitted a plan on their behalf can still take steps to be in compliance with the Regulation. 

Join MMBC to Comply

Stewards had until March 31, 2013, to submit a Letter of Intent appointing MMBC as their agent to fulfill their obligation under the BC Recycling Regulation. As that deadline has now passed, businesses now signing up with MMBC to fulfill their obligation can go directly to the WeRecycle Registration and Reporting Portal at: and register as a steward.

For more information, please call 1-888-980-9549 or email: