2. The compensation regime under subdivision 4.1 of Division VII of Chapter I of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) applies to the following classes of materials: (1) containers and packaging: this class includes all flexible or rigid material, for example paper, carton, plastic, glass or metal, and any combination of such materials that
(a) is used to contain, protect, wrap or present products at any stage in the movement of the product from the producer to the ultimate user or consumer; or
(b) is intended for a single or short-term use and designed to contain, protect or wrap products, such as storage bags, wrapping paper and paper or styrofoam cups.
However, this class excludes pallets designed to facilitate the handling and transportation of a number of sales units or grouped packagings, and containers and packaging that are included in other classes of materials;
(2) newspapers: this class includes paper and other cellulosic fibres used as a medium for written current affairs periodicals published on newsprint, particularly dailies and weeklies.
This class also includes containers and packaging used to deliver newspapers directly to the ultimate consumer or recipient;
(3) printed matter: this class includes paper and other cellulosic fibres, whether or not they are used as a medium for text or images, except books and materials in the newspapers class of materials.
This class also includes containers or packaging used to deliver printed matter directly to the ultimate consumer or recipient.
O.C. 1049-2004, s. 2; S.Q. 2011, c. 14, s. 15; O.C. 1302-2013, s. 1.