- Do I need to report reusable bags I provide to customers at the point of sale?
- Do I report transportation packaging?
- How do I report magazines?
- How do I report PPP associated with product returns?
- How do I use the steward list?
- I sell seasonal items. How do I report that material?
- I purchase non-branded bags from a wholesaler and provide them to consumers at point of sale. I am not putting my brand name on the bags but the packaging manufacturer’s name is on the bottom of the bag. Who is obligated to report this?
- Why are stewards required to update the Methodology section on an annual basis?
- Clothing and Accessory Packaging
- Magazines and Catalogues
- E-Commerce Packaging
- Promotional Mail, Calendars and Pamphlets
- Service Packaging
- Tags and Stickers
- Please ensure that all HR related documents and business cards are included in your steward report.
- Please check the resin codes on your plastic packaging as different plastics are reported under different material categories.
- Stewards may be able to use the Component Threshold Rule for packaging that is made up of two or more different material types when certain components of the package constitute a small proportion of the entire package. Please see Part Two, Section 2.4.1 of the Guidebook for more details on how to use the Component Threshold Rule.
- Please include all secondary packaging that goes to the household such as the plastic wrap around multi-pack of tissue boxes or cleaning products.
- Please include all material used for transport of e-commerce items to residential consumers.
- For Recycle BC stewards, please review this FAQ regarding the obligated party for non-branded service packaging.
You may supply other products that are not included in this sector tip sheet. Please refer to the sectors listed below if you supply any of these additional products and require assistance in identifying the material category for reporting the packaging or paper products associated with these products.
- Apparel and Accessories
- Furniture, Appliances and Electronics
- Grocery Retailers
- Horticulture and Agriculture
- Newspaper and Magazine Publishers
- Non-Dairy Beverages
- Packaged Foods
- Personal Care and Household Products
- Pet Products
- Restaurants, Quick Service restaurants and Theatres
- Small Household Goods (Bedding, Bath and Kitchen)
- Stationery, Paper Products and Office Supplies