EPR expands in Canada
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Extended producer responsibility for electronics has made its way to Newfoundland and Labrador, with the provincial government recently amending its regulations to include producer-managed electronics recycling programs.
Newfoundland and Labrador join seven other Canadian provinces with electronics recycling programs. Manufacturers have 120 days to submit their stewardship plans to the province's Multi-Materials Stewardship Board, with covered products including televisions, desktop and laptop computers, monitors, computer peripherals, printers, A/V and stereo equipment, phones and fax machines, and handheld mobile electronics.
In addition to meeting collection and take-back targets, brand owners are responsible for providing retailers with a list of products covered, as well as educational and outreach materials for consumers on recycling options.
The full details of the new regulations are available here.