In addition to the Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Regulation, stewards may wish to view two documents that provide more details on the MMSM Program. View Guideline for Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship and Guideline for Plastic Bags.

Highlights include:

  • Plastic bags supplied in Manitoba must be recyclable or be biodegradable. Strategies must be implemented to achieve a target of 50% reduction in the use of plastic bags by 2015.
  • The Guideline establishes a 75% recovery target on beverage containers. Beverage containers that are part of a deposit return program, e.g. beer bottles, are exempt.