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Between October, 2011, and February, 2012, the Province consulted with stakeholders and the public on key aspects of the beverage container product category of the Recycling Regulation. Based on the findings of the final report, it was decided there was insufficient justification to further investigate changing the province’s beverage container retail return, refill/recycling or deposit-refund requirements at this time. 

Online survey of 1,200 British Columbians to measure consumer awareness of Extended Producer Responsibility Programs in B.C. The questions sought awareness of the programs, as well as to educate the consumer of these programs and how to access recycling information.

Studies to undertake an assessment of the economic and environmental benefits that can be attributed to the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs in B.C. The assessments examined the implications of EPR program performance for B.C.’s economy, environment and contribution to broader regional and global environmental issues.

Jurisdictional review of performance monitoring practices for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs and potential approaches for EPR programs in B.C. The recommendations in the report will be used to help inform discussions to address known challenges and complexities associated with EPR performance monitoring in B.C.

In 2016, the Province commissioned the following study to review regulatory and institutional best practices for administering competition in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs; assessing the risks and benefits associated with competition at various levels of the same product category for greater economic efficiency. The study was conducted in two phases. After reviewing the findings of the study the Province has been incorporating aspects in administration and policy work highlighted by the study pertinent to EPR programs in B.C.