March 5, 2021
100% Full EPR Plan Development
MMSM would like to advise stewards of printed paper and packaging (PPP) that we are taking steps to develop a plan to transition the province’s PPP program to 100% Full Producer Responsibility (EPR).
Under MMSM’s approved stewardship plan with the Department of Conservation and Climate, we are obligated to develop a plan for 100% EPR and the MMSM Board of Directors has authorized MMSM management to move forward with consultations and development of a plan in 2021. MMSM stewards currently pay up to 80% of verified municipal costs in Manitoba.
MMSM has entered into a contract with the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) to provide some support in the development of this important initiative. CSSA has been providing management, administrative, and steward services to MMSM under contract since 2013.
Consultations will be held with interested stakeholders over the coming months, but no firm dates have yet been established. We look forward to receiving your input as we work through the consultations and plan development process. Regular updates will be provided by MMSM through email and in this newsfeed. Updates will also be available in CSSA’s quarterly newsletter to stewards.
We recognize that other provinces are also considering regulatory changes in their PPP programs and MMSM is committed to collaborating with stakeholders to develop an effective and efficient harmonized program for stewards.
January 20, 2021
Ready to Report: Webinars and Resources
Information and assistance for preparing your 2021 steward report
CSSA is hosting two webinars to help ensure stewards are ready to report their annual packaging and paper data in the WeRecycle Portal by the May 31 deadline.
The webinars will take place on February 24 and 25 – the first is designed for new reporters and the second for more experienced reporters. Stewards may choose to attend either or both webinars. The one-hour sessions will be hosted on Zoom, beginning at 1 pm ET and will include plenty of time for questions and answers – see below for registration details or to submit your questions in advance. Webinar presentations will be available online following each webinar date.
• Wednesday, February 24 – New Reporters Click here to register
• Thursday, February 25 – Experienced Reporters Click here to register
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Reporting questions or topic suggestions for the webinar can be submitted in advance by email. Contact National Steward Services for reporting assistance: 1-888-980-9549 or email@example.com.
January 8, 2021
A Flat Fee for low-volume stewards has been introduced after steward consultation – it will allow low volume producers (supplying less than 5,000 kg annually) to file flat fees. Eligible stewards would have the option to continue filing their detailed reports and paying material fee rates or they could choose to pay the flat fee instead.