Our Action Plan

Stewardship Agencies of British Columbia

In October 2004, the Province of British Columbia enacted the Recycling Regulation (B.C. Reg. 449/2004), under authority of the Environmental Management Act. The Recycling Regulation requires producers of prescribed products to take Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for the life cycle management of their products, including collection and recycling, so that products are diverted from landfills and disposed of in an environmentally friendly way at their end of life.

With the recent expansion of EPR programs in B.C., growing pains are being experienced by all stakeholders, particularly stewardship agencies, local governments and the Ministry.

The recommendations in this Action Plan are SABC member representatives' proposed solutions to improving EPR in the province.

The members of the Stewardship Agencies of BC (SABC) are seeking comments on their recently released Action Plan for moving EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) forward in the province. A copy of the Action Plan can be viewed here:

ACTION PLAN TO ENHANCE EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY IN BC

Email your comments to: actionplan@bcstewards.com