Advocacy Submissions

Upcoming submissions:

BNQ Public Consultation

BNQ has launched a public consultation on their draft standard CAN/BNQ 3840-100, which aims to establish methods on calculating the recycled content in plastic products, determine traceability through supply chains, and finally, to inform labelling requirements on products. The deadline to submit comments to BNQ in this consultation is January 13, 2023. APRA will be sharing a draft submission for feedback in the next few weeks, followed by a final submission. If you have any questions, please email APRA.

Past submissions:

APRA has recently submitted the following responses to discussion papers or engagement processes on behalf of its members. 

October 2022, The Government of Canada’s: Canada’s voice: towards an ambitious new legally binding global agreement on plastic pollution. APRA Survey -Oct 28 Final – Intl agreement on plastic pollution
October 2022, The Government of Canada’s Consultation paper: A proposed federal plastics registry for producers of plastic products Letter here
October 2022, Consultation paper: Towards Canada-wide rules to strengthen recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling. – Letter here
July 2022, Federal Sustainable Development FrameworkLetter here
June 2022, Government of British Columbia’s Preventing Single-use and Plastic Waste in British Columbia Letter here
June 2022, Discussion Document: Review of the definitions of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materials under the Cross-Border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations.- Letter here
June 2022, draft Code of Practice for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical Substances in the Chemicals, Plastics and Rubber Sectors – Letter here
March 2022, Submission to ECCC on the “Pre-consultation on draft Code of Practice for the Environmentally Sound Management of Plastics Wastes – Basel Convention of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal – Letter here
March 2022, Response to ECCC on the Proposed Single-Use Plastics Prohibition Regulations – Letter here
March 2022, Response to ECCC on Technical Issues Paper: Recycled content for certain plastic manufactured item regulations – Letter here
February 2022, Response to ECCC on the Federal Notice of Objection and Request for Board of Review in relation to the Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations – Letter here
January 2022, Alberta Environment and Parks’ (AEP) Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) What We Heard report. – Letter here.