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-wide Action Plan For Extended Producer ResponsibilityView the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This is an EPR based policy implemented at a provincial level. Therefore the scheme has been set up differently across the country which can generate high variation and low coherency (McRobert et al, 2019). This fragmented approach, with responsibility left to municipalities, has led to inconsistent regulations and varying degrees of producer funding, while many municipalities are already financially constrained (McRobert et al, 2019). 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 (Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, 2014; EPR Canada, 2012; Harris et al., 2021).
(Reviewed in Mar 2023)
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