Stewards may deduct packaging from products supplied to consumers that are consumed at the steward’s on-site premises when the packaging and/or paper products associated with the product is disposed of at the steward’s business premises.
At quick service food establishments, a portion of customers eat in the restaurant and dispose of their waste at the restaurant. Other customers may have the food delivered to their residence or pick up the food and remove the associated packaging and paper from the restaurant and dispose of it at their residence. The portion of PPP that is disposed of on-site at the steward’s business premises may be deducted in the steward’s annual report. Stewards must ensure that they do not claim deductions for PPP which is removed by consumers from their premises. For Recycle BC, please ensure that any straws, utensils, stir sticks are captured in the steward’s annual report. For example, if a steward is supplying ketchup packages to a quick service restaurant, the only packages that can be deducted from the total supplied quantities are those that are disposed of onsite at the restaurant. The rest must be reported. A deduction may only be made if it is substantiated through the completion of a Deduction Declaration Form, supported by appropriate validation data (applied to SKU- level information) and the steward describes their methodology for calculating the deduction in the methodology section of the annual report. Please see the Deduction and Exclusion Policy and Section 2.3.2 of the Guidebook for Stewards for more information on deductions.