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 lifecycle of the product, from selection of materials and design to its end-of-life. ( Definition by the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy). 

Current Programs | Other EPR Resources

Current Programs

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

Product Care Recycling


HPSA 2022






Marr BC



Other EPR Resources

  1. Video: Evolution of Industry-Led Product Stewardship Model in British Columbia
  2. BC Extended Producer Responsiblity Program Summary Table (updated Feb 2018)
  3. RCBC Factsheet: BC EPR Overview (November 2011)
  4. British Columbia's Recycling Handbook




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.

Other Information