CARI staff is monitoring the policy developments below and participating in consultations when necessary.
Please contact me directly at [email protected] with any questions or comments, or if you would like more information about how these policies could affect your recycling business.
CARI President & CEO
India: Ban on import of solid plastic waste
The Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has completely restricted the import of solid plastic waste. The Ministry press release announcing the ban states: “Solid plastic waste has been prohibited from import into the country including in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and by Export Oriented Units (EOU)”, as reported by BIR.
This ban appears to be effective immediately. READ MORE
Vancouver Rail Congestion Investigation - CTA Phase one decision reached (not the final decision).
Background: The Canadian Transportation Agency (the Agency) is investigating possible freight rail service issues in the Vancouver area. Phase two of this investigation will require named rail service providers to respond to a series of questions set before them by the Agency. Responses are due by March 26, 2019, after which point the rail service providers may be required to remedy any identified service shortfalls.
Notice of Invitation to Consult on OPEIC Stewardship Plan for Outdoor Power Equipment.
Consultation period: March 11 to April 25, 2019
Comment submissions due: April 25, 2019
RPPA consultations for Ontario Electronic Stewardship’s (OES) Wind-Up Plan for the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Program.
Comment submissions due: April 18, 2019
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June 6-8th, 2019
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UPCOMING CARI EVENTS
78th ANNUAL CONVENTION
June 6-8, 2019
CARI National Summer Event
A Night at the Blue Jays Game
August 8, 2019
October 21, 2019
79th Annual Convention
June 11-13, 2020