As Yukon plans shift to new recycling model, businesses wonder what it means for them


As the Yukon moves toward implementing a new model to deal with recycling, the territory’s Chamber of Commerce says business owners have questions about how that will affect them.

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a funding model for recycling programs that puts the financial responsibility on companies that produce waste in the territory.

EPR is already in place to some degree in all Canadian provinces. The Yukon committed to implementing the model in its climate strategy, Our Clean Future, and plans to make the switch by 2025.

That has some Yukon businesses wondering what the shift will mean for their bottom lines.

Cost unclear for businesses

When EPR is introduced, the Yukon Government will set a list

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