Canadian Council of Ministers
of the Environment

Le Conseil canadien des ministres
de l'environnement

Current Priorities

Extended Producer Responsibility

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy approach in which a producer's responsibility for a product is extended to the post-consumer stage of a product's life cycle.

On October 29, 2009, the Council of Ministers approved a Canada-wide Action Plan for Extended Producer Responsibility (CAP-EPR) and a Canada-wide Strategy for Sustainable Packaging.

CCME is continuing work on the Canada-wide Action Plan for Extended Producer Responsibility including:

  • A progress report on operational EPR programs
  • In collaboration with industry, recommendations for improving implementation of CAP-EPR
  • Monitoring progress on industry's 2012 commitments to packaging reduction.

CCME resources on extended producer responsibility can be found here.