This presentation assesses how Ontario’s Waste Sectoral Regulatory Regime (WSRR) can be strengthened to actively enforce the “full” producer responsibility model blue box program at the municipal level in Ontario. The study’s findings also informs research on enabling political agency of producers towards efficacy of the blue box program. 

Victoria Agyepong is a rural researcher and practitioner interested in migrant workforce development, community economic development and, public policy. She recently graduated with MSc. Planning program (Rural Planning and Development) from the University of Guelph and has over 7 years of work experience as a transdisciplinary Policy Analyst in Ghana, England and Canada. She also has an MSc. Economics and Business Management and B.A. Economics and Statistics. 

Ryan Gibson is the Libro Professor of Regional Economic Development at the University of Guelph. His research focuses on rural planning, community economic development, and pubic policy in Canada and internationally.