The Blue Box Regulation, under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) came into effect on June 3, 2021, and made producers of products and packaging fully responsible for managing their products at end of life.
In short, the Blue Box Regulation requires producers to collect and divert paper, packaging and single-use items. Producer responsibility organizations (PROs) are implementing the Blue Box Regulation by developing a province-wide common collection system on behalf of producers.
On Tuesday, April 19, 2022 the Government of Ontario filed amendments to the Blue Box Regulation without posting them to the Environmental Bill of Rights for a (minimum) 30-day comment period as was custom.
Removal of Rule Making and Allocation Table
Initial Report from PROs