Policy Action on The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act 2015



Presently, less than 7% of Ontario’s waste is recycled through the Blue Box, and the province sends over 8 million tonnes (70%) of trash to landfills and incinerators every year. Ontario is now drafting a regulation to address packaging, paper, and packaging-like product waste and reform of the Blue Box.

This regulation is an opportunity to enable a low-carbon and toxic-free circular economy in Ontario under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2015. It ensures that products and services are fundamentally redesigned to prevent waste and that companies are financially and operationally responsible for their products’ end-of-life. Please submit your comments on the proposed changes by November 14, 2020.