Legislation: California

Status: Passed Type: Policy Date: June, 2012

In 2008, the Northwest Product Stewardship Council and California Product Stewardship Council released joint Framework Principles for Product Stewardship Policy (PDF file, 92KB). Since that time, the Vermont Product Stewardship Council, British Columbia Product Stewardship Council, ...

Status: Failed Type: Bill Date: February, 2010

AB 2139, the California Product Stewardship Act, introduced in February 2010, would set requirements for a producer of a covered product, to develop, finance and manage a stewardship program. 

Status: Passed Type: Policy Date: January, 2010

The Reusable Packaging Association approved a position statement on Product Stewardship Policy and Framework Principles in January 2010. (PDF file, 27 KB)

Status: Passed Type: Policy Date: October, 2009

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) released a framework policy document in October 2009. (PDF file, 60 KB)

Status: Passed Type: Resolution Date: July, 2009

The National Association of Counties adopted a resolution in 2008 supporting an Extended Producer Responsibility Framework Approach (PDF file, 11KB) and readopted it in 2009.  The resolution supports the creation of effective producer-lead reduction, reuse and recycling programs, to deal with a product’s lifecycle impacts from design through end of life management, without relying solely on state and local governments. In addition, the...

Status: Passed Type: Policy Date: January, 2008

On January 23, 2008, the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) adopted Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Framework Policy. Additional information is available from the CIWMB (now CalRecycle) and the California Product Stewardship Council.

In February 2007, the CIWMB adopted a set of Strategic Directives that included ...