EPR in Canada

Circular Materials manages packaging and paper extended producer responsibility programs across the country.

What is EPR?

Extended producer responsibility, or EPR, is a policy approach in which producers – the businesses that supply packaging and paper – are responsible for the end-of-life management of their materials.  

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EPR regulations are set provincially

Provincial regulations determine packaging and paper EPR obligations and the responsible party. Click here for an overview of producer hierarchies and obligations across Canada.

Circular Materials, Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba, Multi-Material Stewardship Western and Recycle BC are working together to review an optimal business model for delivering EPR across Canada. Learn more.

Learn more about the packaging and paper EPR program in each province below.

Producer resources

Access resources to support you in meeting registration, reporting and other EPR program requirements across Canada.

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Recent news

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    First Atlantic Province to introduce Extended Producer Responsibility on packaging and paper Today, Circular Materials begins the transition to extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging and paper products in New Brunswick. This is an important milestone in improving recycling in the province. EPR shifts the financial and operational responsibility of recycling programs to brand owners…

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    Circular Materials is committed to fostering collaborations that champion our vision and goals. We’re proud to announce our partnership with the Circular Innovation Council’s Circular Economy Month  this October, highlighting our shared dedication to advancing the circular economy for packaging and paper products. Through this month-long campaign, we will collaborate with the Circular Innovation Council in educating and empowering Canadians about the benefits and potential of a circular economy.…

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    National Integration for Blue Box in Canada

    We are pleased to share an update on a nationally integrated approach that is being developed to support Canada’s transition to extended producer responsibility (EPR).

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