Extended Producer Responsiblity (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). 

Current ProgramsEPR Updates | Other EPR Resources 

Current Programs

For a detailed description of each program, click on the logos or links below

Alarm Recycle Program

EPR Updates

Visit this section for future updates on EPR Programs in BC.

Other EPR Resources

  1. Video: Evolution of Industry-Led Product Stewardship Model in British Columbia
  2. RCBC Factsheet: BC EPR Overview (November 2011)
  3. B.C. Product Stewardship Programs Summary Table - A comprehensive summary compiled by RCBC of all current and upcoming stewardship programs in British Columbia (Updated: August 2012)
  4. British Columbia's Recycling Handbook




All twelve 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.

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