Oregon Medicine Take Back Program (SB 598)

SB 598, which was introduced February 2009, did not pass. This bill would have required drug manufacturers to establish take-back programs for prescription and nonprescription drugs from consumers, at no cost to the consumer. The program must be approved and is regulated by Department of Human Services. A manufacturer may not sell or allow sale of their drugs in Oregon unless they have an operating, approved take-back program.

British Columbia Recycling Regulation of the Environmental Management Act (BC Reg. 449/2004)

On October 7, 2004, British Columbia passed the Recycling Regulation of the Environmental Management Act (B.C. Reg. 449/2004), a single, results-based framework that engages industry in new ways by shifting responsibility for environmentally sound product end-of-life management and recycling to producers and consumers.


The Problem: Disposal, Pollution, Poisonings, Abuse


The Northwest Product Stewardship Council and its members focus their efforts on products and/or sectors based upon the following criteria: