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Extended Producer Responsibility

 

The Town of Devon is encouraging Devon residents and businesses to help raise awareness about Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and to let the provincial government know Alberta is in dire need of an EPR program.

What is Extended Producer Responsibility?

Extended Producer Responsibility is an environmental policy approach where producers are responsible for the cost of their product packaging from production through to the post-consumer stage of its life cycle.

Extended Producer Responsibility shifts the responsibility and cost of recycling from governments to producers and gives financial incentives for producers to create product packaging that is better designed for recycling at the end of its life cycle.

Alberta is one of the only provinces in Canada that does not currently have any plans to implement an EPR program. Without provincial legislation, Albertans will continue to cover the full cost of recycling both when purchasing products and dispose of them

Learn more about Extended Producer Responsibility here.

Help us bring Extended Producer Responsibility to Alberta

Show your support and that Devon cares about the future of recycling in Alberta by signing our letter template encouraging the provincial government to pursue an EPR program. All signed letters will be shared with Devon Council and forwarded to Devon’s provincial representative.

Click here for the letter template to encourage the Alberta Government to pursue the EPR Program
(right click the above link and click "save link as" for the fillable version of the PDF)

Signed letters can be sent with Attn: Andy Tchir, Environment and Sustainability Coordinator for the Town of Devon to:

In Person
Town of Devon Office at #1 Columbia Ave. West, Devon, AB

By Mail
Town of Devon Office, #1 Columbia Ave. West, Devon, AB T9G 1A1

By Email
Letters can be emailed to ATchir@devon.ca

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