Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Programs in BC
In British Columbia, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) (formerly referred to as Industry Product Stewardship) is an environmental policy approach in which the producer's responsibility for reducing environmental impact and managing the product is extended across the whole life cycle of the product, from selection of materials and design to its end-of-life. (Ministry of Environment).
For a detailed description of each program, click on the links below
- BC Used Oil Management Association
- Brewers Association of Canada
- Canadian Battery Association
- Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association
- Electronic Products Recycling Association
- ElectroRecycle Small Appliance Recycling Program
- Encorp Pacific (Canada)
- Health Products Stewardship Association
- Multi-Material BC
- Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada
- Recycle My Cell
- Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP)
- The TELUS Return and Recycle Program
- Tire Stewardship BC
Check this section in the future for updates.
- Video: Evolution of Industry-Led Product Stewardship Model in British Columbia
- BC Extended Producer Responsiblity Program Summary Table (updated July 2015)
- RCBC Factsheet: BC EPR Overview (November 2011)
- British Columbia's Recycling Handbook
All fifteen of B.C.'s existing stewardship agencies have partnered to produce an informational handbook. British Columbia's Recycling Handbook provides valuable information about all products that fall under the Recycling Regulation. It identifies the stewards, the products, any fees that may apply, what products are recycled into, contact information, and most importantly where to take products to ensure they are recycled responsibly.
A flipbook web version or pdf file can be accessed here.