Single Use Plastics

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11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

On June 10th, 2019, the federal government announced a ban on single-use plastics by as early as 2021. Let that sink in…  Ziplock bags, meat wrap, garbage bags, all gone?   In terms of impact on daily life, this policy change is a big one.

Or maybe not.  As part of the larger zero plastic waste strategy, the federal government says they will be working with the provincial and territorial governments to develop Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs, ensuring that companies manufacturing plastic products or selling items with plastic packaging are responsible for managing the collection and recycling of their plastic waste. What does that mean?

EPR could be a way around an all-out ban.  Is it a no-plastics loop-hole, or a rational market-based waste policy?

Join our panel of experts as they discuss the plastics ban, EPR’s and the lessons that can be learned from BC.  This is an issue that will affect everyone, young and old.

Featured panelists:

  • Councillor Peter Demong, The City of Calgary
  • Bob Masterson, President & CEO, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
  • Kris Ord, Executive Director, BC Ministry of Environmental Standards Branch
  • Lindsay Tedds, Scientific Director, Fiscal & Economic Policy, The School of Public Policy



Glenbow Museum – Theatre
130 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Calgary, AB

11:30 a.m. Registration and lunch
11:45 a.m. Program
1:30 p.m. Program concludes

Registration $35, includes lunch.

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