Proposed Amendments to Encorp’s Program Targets in Approved Stewardship Plan under Section 6 of the Recycling Regulation.
Encorp Pacific (Canada) is the not-for-profit stewardship agency appointed by producers of packaged ready-to-drink beverages to fulfill their obligations under the Recycling Regulation, Schedule 1, Beverage Container Product Category (BC Reg. 449/2004). Encorp was established in 1994 to set up and operate a province-wide collection system to manage used beverage containers. The stewardship plan covers all containers for ready-to-drink beverages sold in British Columbia, except refillable beer bottles and beer aluminum cans. This includes soft drinks, juice, water, wine, coolers and spirits among other drink categories.
The BC Ministry of Environment approved Encorp’s first five year stewardship plan in 2007. Our second plan, covering 2013-2017, was approved in 2014. In 2017 Encorp applied to the Director and was approved to continue operating under the current plan with no changes except to update program performance targets and to address certain policy items that have been introduced since the approval of the current plan. The 2018-2022 program targets presented in this document will be submitted for approval after public consultation has been completed and any resulting changes are incorporated into this document.
Public consultation on the updated performance targets will begin May 8, 2018 and will be open for comment and input for forty five days. All input will be compiled and a final summary with revisions (if any) to the proposed targets will be publicly posted. The new performance targets will then be submitted to the BC Ministry of Environment for approval August 10, 2018.
Thank you to everyone for participating in Encorp's consultation process on the updated program performance targets and other amendments to the approved plan.
The questions, comments and concerns provided us with valuable insights that we have taken into consideration when preparing our final submission to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.