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Stakeholder Engagement Webinars on Plastics Discussion Paper

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) would like to engage with its partners and stakeholders on its discussion paper: a proposed integrated management approach to plastic products to prevent waste and pollution.


Stakeholder Engagement Webinars on Plastics Discussion Paper

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) would like to engage with its partners and stakeholders on its discussion paper: a proposed integrated management approach to plastic products to prevent waste and pollution.
 
Collaboration with and among stakeholders across the country, is essential, particularly from those with important roles along the plastics value chain and life cycle as well as other organizations who will be impacted or have a high interest in the proposed approach to manage plastics products to prevent waste and pollution. 
 
To help interested parties better share their insights on the proposed approach and technical aspects of the discussion paper, the department is organizing a series of six stakeholder engagement webinars (five during the comment period and one wrap-up session in January 2021).
 
The first and last webinars will be open to all stakeholders and registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis up to the allowable number of participants. They will be recorded and available to watch on demand for anyone interested.
 
Four webinars will be technical discussions focused on specific topics within the discussion paper. These sessions are designed for a smaller number of participants to engage in targeted discussions. For those that are not able to attend, the materials from these sessions will be made available and stakeholders will be encouraged to provide direct feedback through alternative mechanisms.
 
(note: dates/times may be subject to change)
Webinar #1
Overview of proposed integrated management approach to plastic products to prevent waste and pollution
Date: October 30
Time: 12:30 – 2:00pm (EST)
Suggested participants: All stakeholders

Webinar #2
Managing Single-Use Plastics (Part 1)
Date: November 6
Time: 12:30 – 3:00pm (EST)
Suggested participants: Manufacturers; importers suppliers and distributors of Single-use plastics; Environmental non-government organizations; provinces and municipalities.

Webinar #3
Managing Single-Use Plastics (Part 2)
Date: November 13
Time: 12:30 – 3:00pm (EST)
Suggested participants: Manufacturers; importers suppliers and distributors of Single-use plastics; non-government organizations; provinces and municipalities. 

Webinar #4
Establishing Performance Standards
Date: November 20
Time: 12:30 – 3:00pm (EST)
Suggested participants: Brand owners; first importers; and retailers with private labels; Primary resin producers; secondary resin producers (recyclers); product manufacturers (suppliers to brand owners); municipalities and non-government organizations.

Webinar #5
Outstanding issues
Date: November 27
Time: 12:30 – 3:00pm (EST)

Webinar #6
Ensuring End-of-Life Responsibility and Recap of Engagement
Date: January (date TBC)
Suggested Participants: All stakeholders

HOW TO REGISTER / APPLY TO ATTEND:
Please complete this survey to inform us if you are interested in attending any of the webinars (specifically to help us gauge interest in the technical discussions). You are welcome to select more than one webinar. We ask that a maximum of one representative from the same organization attend. Please complete by October 29, 2020 so that we can confirm registrations as soon as possible.
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/plastics-plastiques
 
If you are interested in attending Webinar 1 - Overview of proposed integrated management approach to plastics products to prevent waste and pollution – please click here for the registration link.
 
https://plastiques-plastics.eventbrite.ca
 
If you have any questions or comments related to the webinar series, please contact plastiques-plastics@stratos-sts.com.