When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
Canada Action Plan For Extended Producer ResponsibilityView the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This is an EPR based policy implemented by provinces. EPR has been set up differently in the provinces which can generate high variation and low coherency. The fragmented approach with responsibility left to municipalities has led to varying degrees of producer funding, while many municipalities are already financially constrained, and inconsistent regulations. The evidence suggests that there has been little reduction in plastic packaging debris in areas where EPR has been developed and minimum recyclable content has not necessarily increased as intended.
(Reviewed in Jan 2022)
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