Industry Stewardship Plans

Industry stewards may create their own waste diversion program for a designated waste(s) by submitting an Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) directly to WDO for approval.

August 11, 2016 – WDO Board Approves Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) ISP 

On August 10, the WDO Board approved Automotive Materials Stewardship’s (AMS’s) ISP to manage automotive materials (antifreeze/antifreeze containers, oil filters, and oil containers).

The Board discussed the issue of the AMS governance structure and by laws to be developed, and determined that these should be reviewed by WDO and approved by WDO prior to any implementation date.  The implementation date should be no sooner than January 2017 to provide sufficient time for all transition issues to be addressed.

AMS committed to collect and divert the same amount of automotive materials than the current MHSW program. The Board has required that AMS will be subject to corrective action by WDO should they fail to maintain Stewardship Ontario’s reported performance for 2015. In addition, AMS will maintain current collection sites for consumers.

The Board also required that WDO and AMS, following transition of the ISP, review the available for collection factors and following the completion of this review modify them if necessary.

The ISP was approved following consultations from February 26 – April 29, 2016 that included an online survey, webinar, posting on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry, and opportunities to speak to WDO by phone or in person.  Thank you to everyone for participating and for sharing comments.

Antifreeze/antifreeze containers, oil filters, and oil containers fall under the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program  (Orange Drop) operated by Stewardship Ontario.

WDO will work closely with AMS and Stewardship Ontario to prepare for the ISP’s effective date which will be decided once WDO is assured it will be a smooth transition.

For information on AMS and their ISP please contact info@autostewardship.ca

For information on the transition, please contact WDO’s Mary Cummins at 1-888-936-5113, ext.232, or marycummins@wdo.ca.

July 19, 2016 – Automotive Materials ISP 

Following the conclusion of WDO’s consultation on the ISP from Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) to manage automotive materials (antifreeze/antifreeze containers, oil filters, and oil containers), AMS submitted a final ISP to WDO for consideration.

The ISP will go to the WDO Board when WDO has completed its review of the final ISP and reviewed the results of consultation.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact WDO’s Mary Cummins (marycummins@wdo.ca, or 416-226-5113, ext. 232).

If you have any questions about the final AMS ISP or the changes that were made, please contact info@autostewardship.ca.  

Thank you for sharing your feedback.

April 27, 2016 – WDO Board Approves SodaStream's Single-Steward ISP for CO2 Cylinders   

On April 14, the WDO Board approved SodaStream’s single-steward Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) with an effective date of no sooner than June 30, 2016. Under this ISP, SodaStream will continue to manage its proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2) cylinders, which are used to make carbonated beverages (e.g., sparkling water).

The ISP was approved following consultations from January 29-March 31, 2016 that included an online survey, webinar, posting on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry, and opportunities to speak to WDO by phone or in person. 

Pressurized containers fall under the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program operated by Stewardship Ontario.

WDO will work closely with SodaStream and Stewardship Ontario over the coming months to prepare for the ISP’s effective date.

For information on SodaStream’s Carbonator Exchange Program, or to learn where to return empty SodaStream CO2 cylinders, please visit SodaStream’s website here.

April 17, 2016 – Automotive Materials ISP Webinar   

To view the replay of the April 7, 2016 Automotive Materials ISP Webinar, please use username: ams, password: 2016 and click here.

April 1, 2016 - Automotive Materials ISP   

Consultation webinars on the ISP from Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS) to manage automotive materials (antifreeze/antifreeze containers, oil filters, and oil containers) will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 5 at 2 p.m. (Login); and
  • Thursday, April 7 at 2 p.m. (Login).

Please login to the webinar at least 15 minutes before the webinar begins using the following:

Webinar Username: ams

Webinar Password: 2016

If you require assistance logging in to the webinar, please visit www.vvc.ca/webhelp.

You can also participate in WDO’s AMS ISP consultations by:

  • Completing an online survey here;
  • Visiting the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry (“the EBR”) here; and
  • Contacting WDO’s Mary Cummins (marycummins@wdo.ca, or 416-226-5113, ext. 232).

Consultations on the AMS ISP will conclude on Friday, April 29, 2016. If you have any questions about the AMS ISP, please contact info@autostewardship.ca

Thank you for sharing your feedback.

February 26, 2016 - New Automotive Materials ISP   

WDO has received an Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) from the Automotive Materials Stewardship Inc. (AMS) to manage antifreeze/antifreeze containers, oil filters, and oil containers. The ISP is available here.

More Information on the consultations including two webinars (Tuesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 7) will be available shortly.  

Other ways to participate in WDO’s AMS ISP consultations include:

•  Through an online survey here;
•  By visiting the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry (“the EBR”) once the ISP has been posted for comment; and
•  By phone or in-person by contacting Mary Cummins (marycummins@wdo.ca, or 416-226-5113, ext. 232).

Thank you for sharing your feedback.

January 29, 2016 - SodaStream Submits Single-Steward ISP for COCylinders

WDO has received a draft single-steward ISP from SodaStream to continue to manage its own proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2) cylinders, which are used to carbonate beverages (e.g. sparkling water). As directed by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change in his July 17, 2014 letter, WDO is moving ahead with consultations on this ISP.

The consultations will focus on the six questions outlined in the Minister’s letter. Participants may provide feedback on these questions until Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in any of the following ways:

  • Through an online survey;
  • By visiting the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry (“the EBR”) once the ISP has been posted for comment;
  • Via a February 23 webinar at 2 p.m. (registration information); and
  • By phone or in-person by contacting Mary Cummins (marycummins@wdo.ca, or 416-226-5113, ext. 232).

Information to facilitate these consultations includes:

•  Link to the draft SodaStream ISP; and
•  Link to WDO’s Plan Agreement template for ISPs.

To ask a question about the consultation process, please contact Mary Cummins at the coordinates listed earlier. Questions about the content of the ISP should be directed to Gordon Day at Reclay StewardEdge (gday@ReclayStewardEdge.com, or 647-777-3361).

The results of the SodaStream ISP Consultations will be reported back to the Minister, as also directed in his July 17, 2014 letter.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your feedback.

 

 
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