Circular Materials is supporting the client program Multi-Material Stewardship Western with the existing packaging and paper program in Saskatchewan.

MMSW and Circular Materials are working together as the province prepares to transition to extended producer responsibility in 2024.

Program overview

Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) was launched in 2016 to represent the interests of producers in fulfilling their obligations to fund up to 75% of recycling programs in the province for residential packaging and paper. MMSW has formed partnerships with over 500 municipalities, regional waste authorities and First Nations communities.

Under the new regulation, the province will transition to an extended producer responsibility model. Circular Materials and MMSW are working together to provide Saskatchewan residents and producers with the benefits of a nationally integrated approach to recycling.

Multi-Material Stewardship Western

Multi-Material Stewardship Western is one of our client programs. We’re proud to work with them on the transition to EPR, and to provide management and administrative services and solutions to the current program.

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Transition timeline

Below is the transition timeline for Saskatchewan’s transition to full extended producer responsibility.

March 2023

Household Packaging and Paper Stewardship Program Regulations, 2023, released by the Government of Saskatchewan.

June – August 2023

Consultation on the draft Household Packaging and Paper Stewardship Program Plan.

September 2023

Program Plan for new Packaging and Paper Stewardship Program to be submitted.

EPR in Canada

Learn more about extended producer responsibility in Canada.