Workshop & Webcast on Revised (Phase 1 & 2)
WEEE Program Plan Development
Ontario Electronic Stewardship is conducting a public consultation session pertaining to the ongoing development of Ontario’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Program. This consultation workshop and webcast will address program planning for designated Phase 2 WEEE materials, as well as possible changes that may impact the approved Phase 1 Program Plan.
The consultation workshop and webcast will take place on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, from 9 am to noon (approx.), in Toronto, Ontario. See below for or details on how to register and attend.
On July 9, 2008, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, the Hon. John Gerretsen approved the waste diversion program plan for Phase 1 WEEE materials. The Minister’s approval initiated work toward implementation of the Phase 1 WEEE Program Plan, as well as the development of a program plan for Phase 2 WEEE materials, as required in the Minister’s 2007 “Program Request Letter.” A revised Program Plan for Phase 1 and Phase 2 WEEE materials is due to be submitted to the Minister on July 10, 2009.
Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) is the Industry Funding Organization that was designated by Waste Diversion Ontario to develop the program plan for WEEE. OES is hosting this consultation to provide information about Phase 2 program plan development and to solicit the input of key stakeholders to this process.
Consultation Event Summary
Date & Time
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon (approximate)
Location (for in person attendance)
Novotel Toronto Centre Hotel
45 The Esplanade, Toronto
(Directions: 1 block east of Yonge, 1 block south of Front Street)
Stakeholders that register to attend the webcast will be sent details concerning how to take part by end of day, Monday, February 2.
Who should attend?
All stakeholders of the WEEE Program Plan should plan to attend, either in person or via webcast (over the internet). Stewards of designated electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) include all brand owners, first importers, franchisors and assemblers of Phase 1 and Phase 2 WEEE in Ontario. Other interested parties, including individuals and organizations involved in the sale, distribution, and/or end-of-life management of electronic materials, with an interest in these materials are invited as well.
View the list of designated Phase 1 EEE
View the list of designated Phase 2 EEE
Key topics to be addressed at this consultation include:
- The consultation and development process
- OES’ approach to reviewing the Phase 1 WEEE Program Plan, and plan development for Phase 2 WEEE.
- Details about the Phase 2 program plan requirements (materials included in the program, designation of stewards etc.)
- Preliminary data (amounts of Phase 2 WEEE, potential recovery)
- Waste diversion opportunities for Phase 1 and Phase 2 WEEE
- Consultation on changes to the approved WEEE Program Plan
A detailed consultation agenda will be available on the OES website and will be sent to all registrant attendees prior to the February 4 meeting.
On January 21, 2009 OES will also release a background paper with important information for stakeholders. The Phase 2 WEEE Program Plan Development Information Document will be posted on the OES website for review and comment and will provide useful information for discussion at the February 4 meeting.
Please register online to attend this meeting and to receive continuing information about the meeting agenda, background documents and attendance information. Click here to register. You will not receive an email confirmation; however, at the completion of the registration, you will arrive at a page that confirms that your submission has been received.
Additional information about the workshop/webcast will be posted periodically to the OES website, www.ontarioelectronicsstewardship.ca, as well as to the WDO website (www.wdo.ca).
This workshop and webcast is the first of two consultation events on the revision and expansion of the WEEE Program Plan for Ontario. For more information about previous consultation activities undertaken for Phase 1 WEEE, please visit the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment section on the WDO website. Links to WEEE background information are also available at the OES website.
Please direct any inquiries about the Ontario WEEE Program Plan or the workshop/webcast to: email@example.com or 1-888-646-1820
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