The Ministry of Environment intends to regulate electronic equipment under the provincial Recycling Regulation, which establishes a legal framework for extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs in British Columbia. Discarded electronic equipment, such as televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers and scanners, is a growing environmental and financial burden to the public, as this type of wasteis currently primarily managed in municipal solid waste disposal systems. The purpose of this Intentions Paper is to provide information on the ministry’s intentions regarding adding a schedule for electronic equipment, as a new product category, to the Recycling Regulation. Thedocument provides background information on the policy and regulatory setting and describes the general structure and intent of the proposed schedule. On reviewing this document, readers are invited to submit comments regarding the initiative. The submission deadline is November 15th, 2005. Contact information is provided at the e
BC Ministry of Environment. 2005. Intentions Paper: Adding a Schedule for Electronic Equipment to the Recycling Regulation. BC Ministry of Environment
Keywords: extended producer responsibility, EPR
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