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.
These initiatives are SABC member representatives' proposed solutions to improving EPR in the province.
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