Recovery programs for oil recycling, hazardous wastes, consumer packaging, electronics and printed paper products are expanding rapidly in Canada, with over 60 programs operating. These programs are designed to recover various end-of-life products preventing them from being landfilled, so there is a lot to talk about when it comes to product stewardship in Canada. Municipal and provincial regulators are working closely with industry to bring rational solutions forward that benefit all stakeholders.
The Conference on Canadian Stewardship is an industry-led event that was held in 2005 and proved to be quite successful in bringing a business perspective to issues associated with producer responsibility. With the urging of those attending the 2005 event, the organizers are announcing that the Conference on Canadian Stewardship will be held again September 12 to 13, 2007, in Vancouver. (The conference reception will be on September 12 with the one-day plenary session conference being held on September 13.
As an industry-led meeting the theme of the event will be: Should government be in the boardrooms and the bank accounts of Stewardship Programs? Throughout the day delegates will hear from leaders in stewardship programs that discuss this thesis, eliciting comments from conference delegates. We are assembling an impressive list of speakers for the day, which will explore important issues associated with producer stewardship in Canada.
Delegate registrations are now open, and details of hotel accommodation are available on our website:
Contact Mark McKenney, Conference on Canadian Stewardship, 250-446-2322 or email@example.com