CPA Public Affairs
January 2021

UPDATE – ON: Retail Council of Canada supports CPA to exclude refillable cylinders from the recycling regulation

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Recently, the CPA received endorsement of its position on propane cylinder recycling regulatory revisions from the Retail Council of Canada (RCC).

In a letter to the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Honourable Jeff Yurek, dated January 20, 2021, the RCC’s Senior Director of Sustainability, Philippe Cantin, confirmed his organization’s member support for a new regulatory regime that would exclude refillable propane cylinders. Mr. Cantin indicated that refillable propane containers are already part of an efficient closed loop program whereby consumers may have them refilled or exchanged at retail locations across the province.

It is expected the draft regulations will be posted on Ontario’s Environmental Registry later this winter for comment. In the meantime, the CPA continues discussion with the government to ensure the draft regulation reflects our position.


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