Canadian EPR Report Card 2012
During the recent Conference on Canadian Stewardship in Toronto, EPR Canada (EPRC) launched the results of its extended producer responsibility (EPR) Report Card 2012 as part of its efforts to see full EPR implemented across Canada. Based on government responses to a questionnaire, EPR Canada had British Columbia and Quebec leading the pack with each graded as a B+ and the Federal Government lagging with a grade of F.
According to EPRC, the report card “assessed and graded each jurisdiction’s submission based on their response to a set of questions that reflect best practices for the development and implementation of EPR policies and programs under three categories:
- Commitment – indicators that each government, as a member of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is following through on its commitment to adopt the principles of extended producers responsibility in compliance with the CCME Canada‐wide Action Plan on EPR, and is developing EPR policies and programs
- Implementation – examples of how each government is implementing policies and practices to support producer performance
- Accountability – indicators that each government has mechanisms in place to measure and report on producer performance”.