National Zero Waste Council recommends regulatory approaches for priority plasticsNational Zero Waste Council recommends regulatory approaches for priority plastics<div class="ExternalClass360BC0EDCC9C49CF90A6BECE191EEB94"><p>​The National Zero Waste Council’s Plastics Advisory Panel has submitted a <a href="http://www.nzwc.ca/Documents/RegulatoryApproachesforPriorityPlasticWastes.pdf" target="_blank">list of potential regulatory actions</a> to the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) to address 10 priority plastic wastes.</p><p>The CCME is developing an Action Plan for a Zero Plastic Waste Strategy. The National Zero Waste Council, an initiative of Metro Vancouver, formed the Panel to identify priority plastics that adversely affect local governments (e.g. as litter or in wastewater) and/or the environment (especially oceans).</p><p>The Panel, which included local governments and affiliate organizations from across Canada, recommended the possible regulatory actions they considered most effective and feasible to enact in the short to medium term.</p><p>The priority plastics included both ‘single-use’ and ‘durable’ plastic products such as bags, bottles and caps, cigarette filters, clothing and other textiles, fishing nets and gear, foam cushions, food ware, and tires. The recommended regulatory actions ranged from controlled usage to economic incentives and fines, and harmonized Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs.</p><p>The Panel’s recommendations were forwarded to the CCME in May. In June, the federal government announced its intent to deal with single-use plastic wastes through usage restrictions and EPR.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue54-nzwc.jpg2019-06-27T07:00:00ZGP0|#571b1e35-a760-4f0f-968e-cf31102ad527;L0|#0571b1e35-a760-4f0f-968e-cf31102ad527|Issue 54;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassF22AAE0E2B4C49A5A51E72E63970732B"><p>​The National Zero Waste Council’s Plastics Advisory Panel has submitted a <a href="http://www.nzwc.ca/Documents/RegulatoryApproachesforPriorityPlasticWastes.pdf" target="_blank">list of potential regulatory actions</a> to the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) to address 10 priority plastic wastes.</p></div>0