MMBC may be industry led but the leaders are only a few Mega corporations from Ontario and there is no representation for many medium sized businesses who have no possible way of complying. Only about 1/4 of 1% of the businesses in BC have signed up and they are supposed to cover the $100,000,000 annual cost.
Those businesses will have to raise their prices and it is unlikely that taxes will be lowered so residents will pay more. Many businesses have no influence on the packaging on the products they sell so this program will not reduce packaging materials. According to MMBC numbers, some businesses would pay more to recycle their flyers than it costs to produce them. Many businesses would go bankrupt if they tried to comply and there are no solutions from MMBC or the government.
Thank you Abbotsford City for not signing up.