18th February 2020

Paint Manufacturers Remain Focused on Obtaining a New Program Operator for Post-consumer Paint in Ontario

The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) is pleased that Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) has now posted information on the Ontario Environmental Registry (EBR) regarding the proposed new paint Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) in Ontario. This follows the Ministerial Directive of July 17, which delayed ISP approval and requested further consultations.

The EBR posting concludes more than two years of extensive consultations on the proposed paint ISP, which saw both industry and the WDO consult widely with all the relevant stakeholders who would benefit from a new program operator for post-consumer paint. The most significant part of the comprehensive ISP guidelines established under the Act was the requirement for effective transition and to that end an “agreement in principle” with Stewardship Ontario and Product Care was arrived at several months ago.

CPCA members look forward to new program operations proceeding under Product Care given its impressive track record and long history of running successful post-consumer paint programs across Canada.

Canadian paint manufacturers and brand owners are the obligated stewards in Ontario and they have proven their commitment to post-consumer paint recycling across Canada with a successful post-consumer paint program in every province. As the new program operator in Ontario, Product Care will provide enhanced governance, greater transparency and significant improvements in program effectiveness.

In 2013, post-consumer paint programs in Canada recovered more than 25 million kilograms of paint. This is a positive trend for the entire industry and Product Care is expected to bring with them best practices established over many years, which will lead to positive outcomes for the future of waste diversion in Ontario.

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