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April 24, 2014

Paying for Blue Box Recycling What BC Magazine Publishers and Others Need to Know, with Gary Garland

Friday, December 6, 2013 11:30am

Gary GarlandPaying for Blue Box Recycling

What BC Magazine Publishers and Others in the Distribution Chain Need to Know Before January 1, 2014

Magazine publishers and others must start paying in January for any magazines that may end up in residential blue boxes.  Even if your company has not received a letter or email from Multi-Materials BC (MMBC) letting you know how much you’ll be paying, you may still need to register, if you haven’t already done so, and pay in January.

At the moment, publishers and distributors have received conflicting information, if they’ve received anything at all, so the Magazine Association of BC is presenting a one-hour interactive seminar and webinar to help navigate through this process.

Gary Garland of Magazines Canada has been closely following “blue box” legislation and the environmental stewardship program and bringing industry concerns to government in various provinces for the past few years.

Gary will give attendees some background, as well as a national context, then explain in depth the situation as it exists today in BC, and how it may impact your magazine or your business.

This will be followed by a Q&A where you can ask questions and let us know about your experiences and concerns.

Location: Brix Studio, 211 Columbia St - Unit 102.

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To Register: https://blueboxrecycling.eventbrite.ca

$10 MagsBC/AMPA members, $15 Non-members; $5 students.

Supporting members can attend/connect for free; supporting memberships are $25 until the end of 2014.

Note: this will be a seminar and a webinar, so if you can't make it to Brix Studio, you can connect via a wired computer.  Instructions on how to set up will be sent a couple of days prior to the presentation.


Gary Garland is Executive Director of Advertising Services at Magazines Canada, an industry association that promotes and advocates for its members.

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