SWANA Northern Lights Chapter 2024 Conference

The 2024 Conference will be a joint event with the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council’s ReForum, to be held May 29-31, 2024 in Saskatoon, SK. We will update the conference section of our website once more details are available.

Consultations on Saskatchewan’s Recycling Program Transition

On March 31, 2023, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment updated the Household Packaging and Paper Stewardship Program Regulations, 2023, which call for a transition to a full Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) model, whereby producers assume operational and financial responsibility for collecting and recycling packaging and paper products in Saskatchewan. A Program Plan, fully consulted on with stakeholders, must be submitted to the Ministry of Environment by September 27, 2023. 

Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) is pleased to provide the draft  Household Packaging and Paper Stewardship Program Plan (“Program Plan”) for stakeholder feedback. The Program Plan describes the objectives, commitments and number of phases that will be implemented as the program transitions from a shared responsibility model to a system that is entirely managed and operated on behalf of producer members. 

MMSW is working together with Circular Materials, the national not-for-profit producer responsibility organization (PRO), to provide Saskatchewan residents and producers with the benefits of a nationally integrated approach to recycling.  Consultation on the draft Program Plan will take place between June 13 and August 13, 2023. Consultation sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about the draft Program Plan, ask questions and offer feedback. 

Interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to register for one or more in-person or virtual Program Plan consultation sessions between June 27 and July 11.Details on registration and how to provide feedback can be found at mmsk.ca/consultation.