Advancing the circular economy

    Ontario’s blue box transition

    Ontario is transitioning to extended producer responsibility under the Blue Box Regulation. Communities across Ontario began transitioning to the new Blue Box Program on July 1, 2023.

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    Circular Materials is a producer responsibility organization (PRO) committed to supporting producers in meeting their recycling regulation requirements. We design recycling systems that advance innovation, deliver improved environmental outcomes and harness competitive procurement to unlock value for our producer members. 

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    We are proud to work with a talented team of dedicated individuals. Together, we work to advance the circular economy and build more efficient and effective recycling systems across Canada.

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We create efficient and effective recycling systems

We are a national not-for-profit producer responsibility organization that represents the evolution to a more circular economy where materials are collected, recycled and returned to producers for use as recycled content in new products and packaging.

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Extended producer responsibility

Extended producer responsibility, or EPR, is a policy approach in which producers – the businesses that supply packaging and paper – are responsible for the end-of-life management of their materials.  

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Our service offerings

Our full-service offerings support producers to meet extended producer responsibility regulation requirements, including collection, management, promotion and education, and reporting.

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Our programs for residents and communities

Circular Materials administers residential packaging and packaging recycling programs in New Brunswick and Ontario.

  • Alberta

    AB Community Information Recycling in AlbertaLearn more about Alberta’s enhanced recycling system. Your recycling programNew regulations in Alberta shift the financial and operational responsibility for recycling from municipalities to the organizations that produce and sell packaging and paper. Circular Materials is the producer responsibility organization that is responsible for implementing and managing the new extended producer…

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  • New Brunswick

    Recycling programs will shift to the new framework beginning November 1, 2023.

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  • Ontario

    Blue Box programs will shift to a new framework between July 1, 2023 – December 31, 2025.

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Latest news

Read our latest news on extended producer responsibility, advancing recycling and the circular economy.

  • Circular Materials begins the transition to Extended Producer Responsibility in New Brunswick

    First Atlantic Province to introduce Extended Producer Responsibility on packaging and paper Today, Circular Materials begins the transition to extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging and paper products in New Brunswick. This is an important milestone in improving recycling in the province. EPR shifts the financial and operational responsibility of recycling programs to brand owners…

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  • Circular Materials and Circular Economy Month: A Partnership Driving Sustainable Change

    Circular Materials is committed to fostering collaborations that champion our vision and goals. We’re proud to announce our partnership with the Circular Innovation Council’s Circular Economy Month  this October, highlighting our shared dedication to advancing the circular economy for packaging and paper products. Through this month-long campaign, we will collaborate with the Circular Innovation Council in educating and empowering Canadians about the benefits and potential of a circular economy.…

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    National Integration for Blue Box in Canada

    We are pleased to share an update on a nationally integrated approach that is being developed to support Canada’s transition to extended producer responsibility (EPR).

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