Annual Steward Meeting – Reminder and Report Available

Stewards are reminded that the 2017 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) is being held next week. Registration and agenda information are below.

The Report to Stewards (also known as the Pre-read), which includes packaging and paper recycling program information along with 2018 budgets and fees for MMSM, MMSW, Recycle BC and Stewardship Ontario, can be downloaded here

The ASM, hosted and organized by CSSA on behalf of the stewardship programs, will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, in Toronto (at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport and Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road).

Stewards are invited to attend in-person or via webcast:

Local Times for the ASM:

  • British Columbia: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT
  • Saskatchewan: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Manitoba: Noon – 3:30 p.m. CDT
    Ontario: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

For stewards attending in person, a light lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m.

As expectations grow for businesses to contribute more toward building a circular economy, this year’s ASM will help stewards better understand and prepare for the future of stewardship and recycling. The agenda for the afternoon includes …

Recycling in a Circular Economy: The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Dianne Saxe, will give a keynote address to stewards about the role of recycling in a circular economy and answer your big-picture questions.

Packaging Trends Discussion: The evolution, challenges and opportunities in packaging materials and how they will influence circular economy goals will be reviewed and debated by a panel of industry representatives.

Program Reviews and Fee Previews: Detailed program and financial performance reviews for Stewardship Ontario, MMSM, MMSW and Recycle BC will include information on 2018 budgets and fees.

Have your say: both online and in-person attendees will be invited to electronically respond to poll questions during the ASM.

Please contact Jennifer James at jjames@cssalliance.ca if you have any questions about the ASM. We look forward to you joining us on Tuesday, October 31!