3.4 Steel Packaging

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National Material List-Subcategory BC SK MB ON Examples & Reporting Tips

(examples provided for illustrative purposes only)

Steel Aerosol Containers Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: All aerosol containers that are more than 50% by weight of steel.

Examples: Air freshener, deodorant and hairspray containers, food spray cans, solvent spray cans, pesticide spray cans, wax and polish spray cans, lubricating oil spray cans, insulating foam spray cans.

Reporting Tips: Do not report any packaging that is a designated material or category of packaging covered by other regulations.

Steel Paint Cans Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Includes all sizes of paint and coatings cans that are more than 50% by weight of steel or other metal.

Examples: Paint and coating cans, sealants, protective coatings.

Reporting Tips: Do not report any packaging that is a designated material or category of packaging covered by other regulations.

  • In BC reporting: Exclude steel paint cans for architectural coatings, paints and stain. Include steel paint cans for automotive paint and marine anti-fouling products, bitumen-based sealants, paint for hobby, artistic or crafts.
  • In SK reporting: Report steel paint cans for automotive paint, marine paint, non-latex concrete sealant, and paint for hobby, artistic or cosmetic use.
  • In MB reporting: Report steel paint cans for automotive paint, marine paint, non-latex sealant, and paint for hobby, artistic or cosmetic use.
  • In ON reporting: Report steel paint cans for all types of paint, stain and sealants.
Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Beverage – Milk and Milk Substitutes Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Containers that are more than 50% by weight of steel or other metal used for milk and milk substitute products that are not on deposit.

Examples: Milk, soya milk and rich milk containers.

Reporting Tips:

  • In BC: Please note the following beverages are not on deposit and should be included in your steward report:
    milk, milk substitutes such as rice milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk (or any other milk substitute that comes from grains, nuts or vegetables), flavoured milk (where milk appears as one of the first three ingredients in the ingredient list), ready-to-drink infant formula, dietary supplements and meal replacements.
  • In SK: Please note the following ready-to-drink beverages are not on deposit and should be included in your steward report: infant formula, dietary supplements and meal replacement products.

Please Note: SK includes all milk beverages (including milk, buttermilk, cream, fluid coffee cream, lactose-free milk products, drinkable yogurts) and non-dairy ready-to-drink milk substitute beverages (such as rice milk, soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk) in the deposit program. Do not report these materials in your report.

Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Beverage – Wine and Spirits Deposit Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Containers that are more than 50% by weight of steel or other metal used for wine and spirits.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Beverage – Non-Alcoholic  Deposit Deposit Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: Containers that are more than 50% by weight of steel or other metal used for non-alcoholic beverages.

Examples: Fruit juices, energy drinks.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage Examples & Reporting Tips
Definition: All other containers that are more than 50% by weight of steel or other metal and are not included in another steel and other metal packaging subcategory.

Examples: Steel food containers such as soup, lids and closures on packaging  (closures for both beverage and non-beverage products), wire hangers when provided as service packaging with an item of clothing, cookie tins, tea tins.

Reporting Tips: Exclude any steel containers designated under separate regulation.

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