Encorp Beverage Stewardship Plan

Public Consultation July 15 to September 15, 2020

Introduction Brief

Encorp Pacific is conducting public consultation on the DRAFT Beverage Stewardship Plan 2020-2024 as required under Section 6 of the Recycling Regulation. Input on the plan will be welcomed starting July 15, 2020 - September 15, 2020

Background

Better known as Return-It, Encorp is pleased to release our Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program plan for public consultation, pursuant to the requirements of the BC Recycling Regulation (“Regulation”) under the Environmental Management Act which sets out the requirements for extended producer responsibility including the requirement for Extended Producer Responsibility plans. This Stewardship Plan will replace Encorp’s previous Stewardship Plan which was approved by the Ministry on November 20, 2014, and originally approved on July 19, 2007.

Plan History

Encorp’s plan, approved by the Ministry in 2007, had been renewed in 2014 & 2017 with no changes.

Encorp undertook a comprehensive consultation process on the performance targets for the five (5) year period starting 2019. However, due to recent regulatory changes initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (MOECCS) in late 2019, Encorp has updated the Stewardship Plan to reflect the regulatory changes and will now conduct another full public consultation in 2020.

For your reference the regulatory changes can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/waste-management/recycling/product-stewardship/packaging-and-paper-product

Encorp's revised Stewardship Plan and other reference documents are available on the right side of this page. We have provided pdf documents and reference material for download or viewing purposes.

Consultation

We invited input and comments for the 62 days between July 15 and September 15, 2020.

Encorp wishes to thank those who participated in the consultation process for our revised five-year Beverage Stewardship Plan. The questions, comments and concerns submitted have provided us with valuable insights that we have taken into consideration.

The Consultation Summary Report, compiled to October 13, 2020, can be viewed/downloaded by clicking on "CONSULTATION SUMMARY REPORT" button on the top right-hand side of this page

Encorp Pacific’s Beverage Container Stewardship Plan is currently with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy for review. The updated Plan will be reposted upon approval.

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