Questions to determine if you are an obligated steward:
- Is your company resident in Manitoba?
- Is your company a Brand Owner, First Importer, or Franchisor?
- Does your company use or apply designated packaging and printed paper to products supplier to Manitoba?*
- Does your company have gross Manitoba revenue greater than $750,000 in a given year?
*Packaging and or printed material that accompanies consumer goods that are ususally purchased by residential consumers.
If you answered yes to all 4 questions you are likely an obligated steward. You may wish to consult Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba's website. We would also be happy to walk you through what is required and how you can most efficiently manage your stewardship reporting process.
The stewardship program for packaging and printed paper in Manitoba started in 2010 and is managed by Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM). Through MMSM producers provide funding to cover 80% of the cost of recycling programs for obligated PPP, operated by the individual Manitoba municipalities.
The Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) is a voluntary program to meet a 75% target established by the government of Manitoba for the collection of all used beverage containers. CBCRA collects and submits fees for the residential collection of beverage containers to MMSM
- Legislation: Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Regulations
- Oversight authority: Green Manitoba, a special operating agency within the Ministry of Conversation and Water Stewardship
- Approved Stewardship Organisation: Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) and the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA)
Please consult the MMSM website and the CSSA Stewards Guidebook for detailed information on the Manitoba program.