The ministry’s New Era Service Plan, which was announced in January, 2002, outlined the strategic shifts required to improve our business methods and focus our resources where there is the greatest risk to the environment, while reducing costs to government, industry and other stewardship partners. Three primary objectives of the Service Plan are to limit air pollution, ensure safe, high-quality drinking water and reduce /remove toxins and wastes that contaminate land. One strategy to help achieve these objectives is to improve and expand product reuse and recycling through industry-led product stewardship programs. Industry product stewardship is a life-cycle management system in which financial responsibility for effective end-of-life product management rests with producers and users, rather than government and general taxpayers. These systems have been recognized internationally as innovative and effective approaches that do not rely on tax dollars. Improved and expanded industry-led product stewardship pr
BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection. 2003. Product Stewardship Regulation Review: a discussion paper. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
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