Special Resolution on Recycling Endorsed

UBCM delegates unanimously passed an amended version of special resolution SR-1: Packaging & Printed Paper Product Stewardship, requesting an additional 90 days for local governments to properly clarify and consider the Multi-Material BC's (MMBC) financial incentive and service offer.

The UBCM PPP Working Group has identified several major concerns with the proposed agreement. The amendment calls for a UBCM committee to negotiate the next steps in the process on behalf of its members.

The wording of the amended resolution is as follows:

SR1 Packaging & Printed Paper Product Stewardship

Endorsed as Amended

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the provincial government and MMBC provide an additional 90 days for local governments to properly clarify and consider the MMBC offer prior to the implementation of the MMBC PPP Stewardship Plan in May 2014;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the provincial government review the MMBC PPP Stewardship Plan, and require that the plan be revised to:

· address local governments' concerns with the implementation of the plan;
· ensure local governments' control of recycling programs in their communities;
· ensure producers take full financial responsibility for the collection and recycling of their waste;
· create meaningful market signals that encourage the reduction of packaging and innovation of better more recyclable packaging; and
· address the issue of continuity of service;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that UBCM appoint a representative committee to negotiate with MMBC and the provincial government.

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