On August 2, 2023, the Government of Nova Scotia released new regulations to establish extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs for packaging and paper products as well as batteries and lamps (not ballasts and fixtures). In addition, the government added additional electronics (small electric appliances) to the existing EPR program for electronics. The release of these regulations followed many years of consultations between the Nova Scotia government, RCC, and other stakeholders. RCC is generally pleased with the outcome as the regulations are harmonized with existing best practices across the county and many of RCC’s advocacy points are reflected in the regulations.
Further details regarding the PPP regulation can be found in the government’s PDF of the EPR for PPP regulations as well as in its PPP and Packaging-Like Products Material Management Standard. Unfortunately, the regulation for batteries, lamps, and additional electronics will not be available until August 18, 2023.
For questions or more information contact
Director, Government Relations (Atlantic)