On behalf of the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association (APRA), we’d like to congratulate the Alberta Government on enabling the regulatory framework for establishing extended producer responsibility (EPR). Many stakeholders have been engaged and contributed to this achievement. Please see the note below from David McKenna, Director, Waste Policy Section of the Water and Waste Policy Branch at AEP. A link to the regulation can be found here or below.

I’m pleased to let you know that government has approved Alberta’s enabling regulatory framework for establishing extended producer responsibility. A copy of Order in Council 346/2022 that was approved on October 3, 2022 is attached and can also be found on King’s Printer.

Stakeholder feedback has been critical to the development of Alberta’s approach to EPR, and I want to thank you for all the input provided to help us design a truly made-in-Alberta EPR system. The engagement from your organization and your members has been invaluable.

The EPR regulation will come into force on November 30, 2022. Transition and implementation is going to take continued effort between government, the oversight organization, and all the impacted stakeholders. We will continue to rely heavily on strong engagement with stakeholders to ensure the collective success of EPR in Alberta, and look forward to continuing those conversations later this fall.

We appreciate that you may have questions, or may receive questions from your members, about the regulation and next steps. We would be pleased to support you in your communications. Information and fact sheets about the new regulation and the next steps will be published to Alberta.ca shortly at the following link: https://www.alberta.ca/waste-reduction-and-recycling.aspx

Thank you,

David McKenna
Director, Waste Policy Section
Water and Waste Policy Branch
Alberta Environment and Parks
Government of Alberta