The Program Plan was approved by the provincial government in September 2009. The plan:
- sets out the key components of industry’s plan to collect waste packaging material and printed paper from households across Manitoba and divert it from landfill;
- defines a funding formula that will be used to calculate industry payments (stewardship fees) as well as outline funding provisions to support market research, public education, and promote material reduction and recycling;
- explains the method industry stewards will use to calculate and report the total generation and recovery of designated materials.