April 5, 2022
Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba Inc. (MMSM) is pleased to announce that following extensive consideration, it will be transitioning to Circular Materials (CM) as its primary service provider, effective January 1, 2023.
In July of 2021, MMSM was advised by Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance Inc. (CSSA) that CSSA had entered into an agreement to sell its assets to Resource Recovery Alliance Inc., a for-profit corporation, solely owned and controlled by GFL Environmental Inc.
CSSA has provided analytical and administrative support services to MMSM since 2014. MMSM appreciates the high degree of professionalism and talents of the staff our organization works with daily.
With the sale of ownership of CSSA to GFL, the MMSM Board took several steps to assess the implications of the acquisition to ensure steward and municipal data would remain confidential and address conflict of interest concerns. MMSM also heard from many stewards who expressed that the organization’s primary service provider should be an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that is unaffiliated with the waste management sector.
As a result, MMSM conducted a review of potential alternatives and are now able to report our intent to transition to Circular Materials as our primary service provider over the coming months, and fully by January 1, 2023. CM is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated federally to support producers with meeting their obligations under extended producer responsibility across Canada. While CM operates as a producer responsibility organization (PRO) in some jurisdictions, their role in Manitoba will be as a service provider to MMSM.
MMSM will be striking a transition committee in the coming weeks to ensure a seamless transition that will continue to provide steward services and protect steward data.
Regular updates will be provided as we move forward, including plenty of notice of any operational changes that impact how you interact with our program. Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or comments.
January 27, 2022
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