What is Product Stewardship?

Product Stewardship is an environmental management strategy that means whoever designs, produces, sells, or uses a product takes responsibility for minimizing the product's environmental impact throughout all stages of the products' life cycle. The greatest responsibility lies with whoever has the most ability to affect the life cycle environmental impacts of the products. The mission of the Council is to integrate product stewardship principles into the policy and economic structures of the Pacific Northwest.


Oregon E-Cycles Modernization enacted into law

On July 13, 2023, Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed into law an amendment to Oregon’s electronics EPR program, E-Cycles, that improves the program. Oregon E-Cycles was one of the first EPR programs in the U.S., and has diverted over 268 million pounds of scrap metal from landfills since its inception in 2009.