Encorp Pacific Stewardship Plan

Consultation on 2018-2022 Performance Targets

Public Consultation Information Brief

Proposed Amendments to Encorp’s Program Targets in Approved Stewardship Plan under Section 6 of the Recycling Regulation.

Background

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 regulated 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.

Plan History

The original plan was approved by the Ministry of Environment in 2007. Encorp’s 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 initial public consultation on this proposed plan was conducted between May 8, 2018, and June 22, 2018.  As a result of the consultation process and several discussions with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Encorp has further revised and expanded the categories of the proposed recovery rates.  We are seeking your input on these proposed recovery rate targets.

Consultation

Public consultation on the updated performance targets will begin March 15, 2019, and will be open for comment and input for forty five days. Consultation will conclude on April 30, 2019, at which time Encorp will review and consider all input, and then submit the final performance targets for consideration by the Statutory Decision Maker.

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