Product Stewardship Councils

UPSTREAM created a map of product stewardship councils in North America.

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Product stewardship organizations in the U.S.

California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC)
  • Members: Local governments with multi-stakeholder partners
  • Contacts: Heidi Sanborn, CPSC Executive Director; Rob D'Arcy, Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health
  • Website: www.calpsc.org
Colorado Product Stewardship Council
  • Members: Federal agencies, local and state government, non-profits, large and small business (including recyclers and waste haulers) and consultants
  • Contact: Darla Arians, Boulder County Resource Conservation Division
  • Organizational Structure: 501(c)(3)
  • Website: www.cafr.org/members/productStewardship.php
Connecticut Product Stewardship Council
Florida: Informal Group Organized through NAHMMA Chapter
Illinois: Informal Group
  • Members: Local governments, state agency and some businesses
  • Contacts: Walter Willis, Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO); Don Terry, ILCSWMA President
  • Website: N/A

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Maine Product Stewardship Council
  • Members: Municipal solid waste officials, regional governance councils, regional solid waste and recycling coordinators, business-owners, academic researchers, environmental and public health advocates
  • Contact: Abigail King, Natural Resources of Maine, (207) 430-0144
  • Organizational Structure: Communicate via email forum
  • Website: www.nrcm.org/MEProductStewardshipCouncil.asp
Massachusetts Product Stewardship Council
  • Members: Local governments, coordinated by Clean Water Action
  • Contact: Lynne Pledger, Clean Water Action
  • Organizational Structure: Not incorporated. Holds quarterly calls, the Steering Committee is a big picture group.
  • Website: N/A
Midwest Product Stewardship Council (MPSC)
Minnesota Product Stewardship Council
  • Members: Local government, former elected officials
  • Contact: Leslie Wilson, Public Health and Environment Division Department of Environmental Services Chaska, Minnesota, (952) 769-7308
  • Organizational Structure: In midst of forming, only have plans.
  • Website: N/A
Nebraska Product Stewardship Initiative

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New York Product Stewardship Council
  • Members: Board of directors
  • Contact: Marjorie Torelli, NY Product Stewardship Council
  • Organizational Structure: Incorporated as a Type B corporation under Section 201 of the Not for Profit Corporate Law (NPCL)
  • Website: www.nypsc.org
Product Stewardship Institute (PSI)
  • Members: Local and state governments, with corporate and nonprofit partners
  • Contact: Rachel Rose Belew, Director of Communications and Marketing
  • Organizational Structure: Governed by 11-member Board of Directors from state and local environmental agencies; also has an Advisory Council from the private, academic, and nonprofit sectors.
  • Website: www.productstewardship.us
Rhode Island Product Stewardship Council
  • Members: Coordinated by Clean Water Action, local recycling coordinators, DPW officials, city council members
  • Contact: Ellie Leonardsmith, Grassroots Campaign Organizer for Clean Water Action, (401)-331-6972
  • Organizational Structure: Unincorporated
  • Website: www.ri-psc.org
Texas Product Stewardship Council (TxPSC)
Upstream Policy Institute, Inc. (UPSTREAM - formerly Product Policy Institute)
  • Members: We work to inform, organize and coordinate NGOs and government organizations to transform the environmental and social impacts of products and packaging
  • Contact: info@upstreampolicy.org, 207-902-0054
  • Organizational Structure: Board, advisors, and staff
  • Website: upstreampolicy.org
Vermont Product Stewardship Council (VPSC)
  • Members: Cities, counties, towns, regional solid waste districts and alliances and local government
  • Contact: Jen Holliday, VTPSC Coordinator, (802) 872-8100 x223
  • Website: www.vtpsc.org
Wisconsin: Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW)

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International product stewardship organizations

British Columbia Product Stewardship Council (BCPSC)
  • Members: Regional districts, Ministry of Environment, Recycling Council of BC, Union of BC Municipalities, trade organizations, provincial agencies
  • Contact: Nicole Kohnert, Chair, (250) 550-3741 (Canada)
  • Website: www.bcproductstewardship.org
EPR Club
  • Members: European public authorities at all levels, EPR (extended producer responsibility) schemes, waste management companies, material federations, NGOs.
  • Contact: www.eprclub.eu/contactus
  • Website: www.eprclub.eu
EXPRA (Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance)
  • Members: EXPRA acts as the authoritative voice and common policy platform representing the interests of all its member packaging recovery and recycling organisations founded and run by or on behalf of obliged industry in Europe
  • Contact: Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, info@expra.eu, Tel.: +49 171 201 70 55
  • Organizational Structure: Incorporated as an international not for profit alliance under Belgian law, EXPRA is headquartered in Brussels
  • Website: www.expra.eu
Global Product Stewardship Council (Global PSC)
  • Members: Corporations, government agencies, organizations, local government, industry associations, environmental NGOs, small businesses, individual members
  • Contact: info@globalpsc.net, +61-2-9940-3571 (Australia)
  • Organizational Structure: Web-based
  • Website: www.globalpsc.net
New Zealand Product Stewardship Council
  • Members: NZPSC provides a forum for local authorities and other organisations dealing with the adverse effects of waste to share information and provide high-level input into the development of Product Stewardship programmes.
  • Contact: Sandra Murray, Co-ordinator NZPSC
  • Organizational Structure: Steering committee
  • Website: www.nzpsc.nz
Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC)
  • Members: Regional, local and provincial Governments, large and small businesses, solid waste and recycling providers, cities, non-profit organizations, individual members
  • Contact: rcbc@rcbc.bc.ca, (604)-683-6009 (Canada)
  • Website: www.rcbc.bc.ca

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