Created on 10/19/2020 11:52:16 AM
(October 19, 2020) — Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP) is committed to working with the government on the transition of Ontario’s residential Blue Box program to ensure a harmonized province-wide system that is industry operated and funded. This builds on industry leadership and allows industry to innovate new materials and systems to work toward a circular economy.
FHCP CEO, Michael Graydon, commented: “FHCP supports transition of the Blue Box to a producer-led and funded system, to improve environmental outcomes and achieve a unified province-wide program that residents can have confidence in. Producer responsibility isn’t just about transferring financial and operational responsibility, but ensuring industry has the flexibility to design an efficient and effective system. We’ll be working to ensure the development of just such a system.”
Since 2004 industry has contributed nearly $1.5 billion to fund more than 240 unique municipally run Blue Box programs in Ontario. Transition will provide Ontarians with a consistent list of materials to be collected and the confidence that the materials placed in the Blue Box will be recycled. We look forward to continuing our work with both government and our industry partners to ensure an appropriately scoped program delivery.
Food, Health and Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP) is the voice of Canada’s largest manufacturing employer. The food, health, and consumer products sector employs more than 350,000 Canadians across businesses of all sizes that manufacture and distribute the safe, high-quality products that are at the heart of healthy homes, healthy communities, and a healthy Canada. In 2019, FHCP was proud to become the first industry association in Canada to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s common vision for a New Plastics Economy, moving Canada toward a future of zero plastic waste. Visit www.fhcp.ca or OnEveryShelf.ca to learn more.