As part of Alberta’s Natural Gas Vision and Strategy, the proposed Circular Plastics Economy Model aims to
- reduce waste in our landfills,
- diversify our economy, and
- create more jobs.
What is a Circular Plastics Economy? It is an economy where
- materials are reused, recycled and remanufactured
- the full value of materials is realized across multiple lifecycles
Under this type of economy, we explore a new way to manage single-use materials such as:
- single-use bags,
- stir sticks,
- six-pack beverage rings,
- soup cans
- cereal boxes, and
- plastic clam shells.
The government is proposing an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system. To put it simple
- Producers of sing-use materials take responsibility at end-of-life for the packaging they put on the market
- Consumers of products with such packaging pay for its recycling
You are invited to provide your feedback about this proposed model by April 30, 2021:
- First, read the Extended Producer Responsibility and circular plastics economy fact sheet
- Then, take the survey to give your feedback
Word of the Day:Clam shell: a thing that looks like the shell of a clam, such as a take-out box for food, or containers for fruits and vegetables. ? This word is also spelled “clamshell” or “clam-shell”.