Guidebook for Stewards
The Guidebook for Stewards is available to assist stewards of Packaging and Paper Product in preparing their annual steward reports.
This Guidebook has been created for the convenience of stewards. Every effort is made by Circular Materials staff to provide stewards with accurate guidance. However, please note the following: this document does not constitute legal advice. In the event of a discrepancy between the information in this Guidebook and a program’s legal documents, including legislation, guidance from the program’s regulator, the applicable program’s approved packaging and paper plan, program Rules, Policies or Membership Agreements (collectively the “program’s legal documents”) the program’s legal documents are binding on stewards and take precedence over the information in this Guidebook.
- Part One: Are you a steward?
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- About the Guidebook
- 1.0 Introduction
- 1.1 What is product stewardship?
- 1.2 Why is product stewardship important?
- 1.3 What is the legislative framework?
- 1.4 What are the provincial stewardship organizations?
- 1.5 What are the provincial stewardship plans?
- 1.6 Determining if your organization or company is a steward
- 1.7 How do I determine if my organization or company is resident in a province?
- 1.8 What is a voluntary steward?
- 1.9 What is packaging and paper product?
- 1.10 How do I determine if my business or organization is responsible as the brand owner, franchisor or first importer?
- 1.11 What is a small business policy?
- 1.12 How do I register with one or more stewardship programs?
- Part Two: How to prepare your steward report
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- 2.0 Introduction
- 2.1 Step One: Identify scope
- 2.2 Step Two: Select a methodology
- 2.3 Step Three: Obtain your sales data and/or information on services provided
- 2.4 Step Four: Determine the weight of designated materials for each product/service/activity
- 2.5 Step Five: Calculate the total kilograms of PPP for each material category
- 2.6 Step Six: Identify any additional materials to report
- 2.7 Step Seven: Maintain the integrity of your reporting processes and data