Knowledge Centre

December 11, 2014
CSSA EU Summit

In November, CSSA hosted a one day summit ‘What can Canadian Provinces Learn from the EU About the Role of Producers and Compliance Schemes in Competitive Marketplaces for Extended Producer Responsibility?’ The summit provided an opportunity for key people in the producer, recycling, EPR, and regulatory communities to discuss what... Read More

May 6, 2014

With a population of over 500 million, and 28 Member States, the European Union (EU) makes up more than seven per cent of the world’s population and creates about 3 billion tonnes of waste annually1. It’s both the birthplace of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and the cradle that nurtured it.... Read More

December 18, 2013
Discover the Benefits of EPR in a Triple Bottom Line

Marketing strategist, Gina Carr once identified Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as the key strategic differentiator for the 21st century. Jed Emerson, a leader in the field of strategic philanthropy, talks about the concept of Blended Value—the powerful combination of social and fiscal responsibility. According to these experts, it is no... Read More

September 16, 2013
What is EPR and Why is it Important?

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) describes the comprehensive obligation that Canadian businesses have to reduce the environmental impact of their products and packaging.  Under the EPR model of cradle-to-grave product management, a producer’s responsibility spans the entire product management lifecycle, because that responsibility is extended to the post-consumer phase. This obligation encompasses... Read More