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Responsible Retail – The value of environmental sustainable practices in the eye of the consumer.

December 11, 2014 1:14 pm

In the last two decades, retailers in Canada and around the world have embraced environmentalism and stricter recycling policies for a host of reasons. But whether it’s a matter of ethics or simple cost cutting, studies show that consumers are more eager to shop at companies with a reputation for... Read More

CSSA EU Summit

December 11, 2014 1:14 pm

In November, CSSA hosted a one day summit ‘What can Canadian Provinces Learn from the EU About the Role of Producers and Compliance Schemes in Competitive Marketplaces for Extended Producer Responsibility?’ The summit provided an opportunity for key people in the producer, recycling, EPR, and regulatory communities to discuss what... Read More

CSSA News and Updates – October 2014

November 13, 2014 9:00 am

A Message from John Coyne It has been my honour and great privilege over the past year to work on your behalf as Executive Chair of CSSA. In the past year, CSSA has moved from a start-up faced with extremely high expectations from the steward community, to a fully operational,... Read More

CSSA – News and Updates – August 2014

September 12, 2014 11:54 am

Welcome to the September edition of CSSA News and Updates. This edition provides some important information on the upcoming Annual Steward Meeting; an update on recent activity in BC; and some highlights on the MMBC, MMSW, MMSM, and SO stewardship programs. Multi-Material BC off to a Successful Start On May... Read More

CSSA – News and Updates – May 2014

May 8, 2014 3:30 pm

Preparing to report As reporting deadlines fast approach, here’s a reminder of some useful tools we’ve developed to assist you in submitting your reports: National Guidebook – containing useful hints and tips for reporting, as well as detailed information on the packaging and printed paper you need to report on for... Read More

EPR IN THE EU—A RECYCLING EVOLUTION

May 6, 2014 1:12 pm

With a population of over 500 million, and 28 Member States, the European Union (EU) makes up more than seven per cent of the world’s population and creates about 3 billion tonnes of waste annually1. It’s both the birthplace of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and the cradle that nurtured it.... Read More

Steward Reporting Webinar – Materials Now Available Online

March 20, 2014 3:03 pm

On March 20, 2014, CSSA held a webinar to provide businesses participating in packaging and printed paper stewardship programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario with information to help in the preparation and submission of 2014 reports both nationally and for individual programs. Materials from webinar:  View the webinar... Read More

Preparing Your 2014 Steward Reports: Join us for a Webinar to learn about new tools and next steps

March 6, 2014 3:03 pm

Preparing Your 2014 Steward Reports: Join us for a Webinar to learn about new tools and next steps CSSA is holding a webinar on March 20 to provide businesses participating in packaging and printed paper stewardship programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario with information to help you prepare and... Read More

CSSA – News and Updates – January 2014

January 31, 2014 2:09 pm

  Looking forward to 2014   All of us at CSSA would like to wish you a Happy New Year. The New Year has started off well with the news that our submission of a stewardship program plan for the management of packaging and printed paper in Saskatchewan has been... Read More

CSSA News and Updates – December 2013

December 20, 2013 11:05 am

Reflecting on a busy year This last year has proceeded at a frenetic pace as CSSA has continued its work to consolidate and coordinate packaging and printed paper stewardship programs on a national scale. We have completed the company build, consolidated existing provincial entities under one umbrella, and started to... Read More