Our Program

The Recycling Regulation (the Regulation) of BC’s Environmental Management Act (2004) was amended in 2011 to shift responsibility for end-of-life management of packaging and printed paper from governments and their taxpayers to the businesses that produce these materials. After more than two years of planning and consultation, MMBC submitted its Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan, which the BC Ministry of Environment (MOE) approved in April 2013. In May 2014, the amendments to the Regulation came into effect and MMBC’s collection system began operating in communities throughout BC.