Video Now Available – EPR in British Columbia for Packaging and Printed Paper
The Global Product Stewardship Council and Product Stewardship Institute held a special policy breakfast session with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment about British Columbia’s new requirement that all producers of packaging and printed paper collect and recycle the products they make and sell. BC currently has more product stewardship programs than any other North American jurisdiction and this latest regulation is considered a possible model for the U.S.
The BC Ministry’s David Lawes provided an overview of BC’s framework Recycling Regulation and extended producer responsibility in BC. Teresa Conner outlined the implications for packaging and printed paper. Click here for David’s presentation and click here for Teresa’s. Unfortunately, Teresa’s presentation was cut off on the next-to-last slide due to a technical problem. Video of the lengthy Q&A that followed the presentation is also not available. The full presentation for both speakers is available.
The session was held in conjunction with the 7th Annual National Product Stewardship Forum and the 26th Annual Hazardous Materials Management Conference in Portland, Oregon on 27 September, 2011. GlobalPSC members have had special access to these materials for several months, and we are now making them available to others that have expressed an interest in the GlobalPSC.
Thanks to the Product Stewardship Institute, David, Teresa and session sponsor Nestlé Waters North America for making the event possible. We’d also like to thank all those that attended. Despite allowing for a reasonable-sized crowd, we had standing room only and had to expand into an adjoining meeting room to accommodate the interest.