Creating a “framework” policy means building an EPR/Product Stewardship structure that applies to multiple products at the same time.
Framework Policy as Umbrella
Think of EPR Framework as the umbrella that covers a multitude of products. In other words, don’t create 6 individual laws for 6 different products when each law would have 90% of the same components. Instead, create a framework policy that defines EPR legislation for current products as well as products that will be covered by EPR in the future.
Framework Principles and Policy Statements In Use
- Framework Principles for Product Stewardship Policy, used by Councils
- British Columbia EPR Framework Principles (See page 3.)
- Canadian (CCME) EPR Framework Principles for EPR
- CalRecycle (California) EPR Framework Principles (See pages 2-3.)
- Reusable Packaging Association - Framework RPA 2010 - January 2010
- Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials - ASTSWMO Product Stewardship Framework Policy Document - October 2009
- California EPR Framework Policy and Checklist - Adopted by California Integrated Waste Management Board January 2008.
- British Colombia Industry Product Stewardship Plan (2002) - The basis of North America's most comprehensive, operating EPR Framework regulation, ("Recycling Regulation" B.C. Reg 449/2004) implemented in 2004.
- Economic Impacts of the BC Recycling Regulation (2009)