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Title: Municipal Perspective on Blue Box Packaging


1
Municipal Perspective on Blue Box Packaging
  • Dave Faris Yousif
  • City of Hamilton

2
Municipal Perspective
  • Municipal waste management is an important stop
    in the life cycle of packaging (Packager Brand
    Owner Retailer Municipality Reprocessor)
  • Municipalities provide a public waste management
    service to our residents
  • Municipalities are not a barrier to success for
    industry
  • Municipalities want to increase diversion rates
    BUT..

3
Acceptance of New Materials
  • Regulatory requirement
  • E.g. EPA Ontario Regulation
  • 101/94
  • Markets
  • Strong, positive sustainable market
  • Consistency triple bottom line
  • Cost benefit
  • Do the benefits of recycling a package outweigh
    costs?

4
  • Diversion goals
  • Will recycling package help with diversion goals
  • Landfill access
  • No landfill or challenging access may encourage
    acceptance
  • The opposite is true as well

5
  • MRF sorting
  • Availability of automated equipment to sort new
    package vs. manual sortation
  • Downstream impact of package at the MRF
  • Impact to sorting and value of finished bales

6
  • Available volume/tonnes
  • Volume/tonnes dictate level of investment
  • Environmental or social demand
  • E.g. polystyrene expensive to recycle but takes
    up valuable landfill space

7
Resident Communications
  • MRF challenges can be overcome by instructing
    residents to take a few steps to separate
    packaging materials

8
Municipal Perspective and Industry
  • Municipalities want to work with industry
    before packaging ends up on the retail shelf
  • No Surprises
  • When we work together
  • Blueberry containers
  • Water bottle over-wrap and OCC bottom
  • Compostable chewing gum containers

9
  • Contact Info
  • Dave Faris Yousif
  • Project Manager-MRF
  • City of Hamilton
  • 905-546-2424 ext. 3619
  • david.yousif_at_hamilton.ca
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