Stakeholder Submission Guidelines

Engagement Process

The purpose of this engagement was to solicit feedback from British Columbians and stakeholders on the path forward to reduce plastic pollution in B.C.

The opportunity to provide feedback was open from July 25 until September 30 at 4 p.m. A public What We Heard Report will be posted publicly in late 2019. Public feedback will guide our approach as we consider new ways to reduce plastic waste.

Guidelines for Formal Submissions

All British Columbians, including employers, employees, organizations, professionals, and Indigenous communities were invited to make written submissions to before September 30 at 4 p.m. Respondents were asked to refer to the questions provided throughout the consultation paper when preparing and organizing written submissions. Written submissions were asked to be no longer than five pages in Word or PDF format.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

  1. Does not contain profanity or content that is defamatory, threatening, hateful, personally disparaging, harassing, indecent, vulgar, obscene, illegal, immoral or sexually explicit (partially masking profanity or other unacceptable language by substituting asterisks or other symbols into a word is not acceptable if the word remains recognizable);
  2. Does not appear to, or actually, infringe the copyright, trade-mark, right of privacy, right of publicity or any other intellectual property or other proprietary right of any third party;
  3. Does not contain information about, or images (e.g., photographs, videos or illustrations) of, any person other than the person submitting the content;
  4. Does not advertise any product, person or organization, or direct attention to another website for personal gain;
  5. Does not provide links to, or information about, other sites that contain unlawful, objectionable or inappropriate content;
  6. Does not make unproven or unsupported accusations against individuals, groups or organizations;
  7. Does not appear to be spam-like messaging, a repeat posting or a template letter writing campaign; and
  8. Is not far off-topic.

All submissions will be read and considered as part of the What We Heard Report.

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Privacy Policy: Personal information collected by the Government Communication and Public Engagement for the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy is under the authority of section 26(c) and 26(e) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of informing the CleanBC Plastics Action Plan. If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, please contact: Director, Citizen Engagement, PO Box 9409, STN PROV GOVT Victoria BC, V8W 9V1, 250-208-3591.

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