We are gathering input on the design of an Extended Producer Responsibility approach to plastics, packaging, paper and household hazardous waste. This approach would support a circular plastics economy to help us better manage single-use plastics and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 72,000 tonnes.

A circular economy is a method of reusing, recycling and remanufacturing materials, such as plastics, across multiple lifecycles. Extended Producer Responsibility shifts the cost of recycling from municipalities and taxpayers to manufacturers.

This is part of Alberta’s Natural Gas Vision and Strategy to reduce waste in our landfills while diversifying our economy and creating jobs.

We will collect feedback on the following topics:

  • shifting recycling and disposal costs to manufacturers
  • strategy design of the program
  • materials to be included in the program, including blue box recycling materials and household hazardous waste
  • potential fees at point of purchase
  • barriers, challenges and opportunities


  • Open

    March 17 to April 30, 2021

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Parks

Get involved

Get informed

Read the Extended Producer Responsibility and circular plastics economy fact sheet (PDF, 71.8 KB) to learn more.

Online survey

Provide your feedback through the online survey by April 30, 2021.

Take the survey

Stakeholder engagement

Government officials will be inviting stakeholders to share feedback through online discussions from March 17 to April 30, 2021.


Your feedback will help inform policy options to update the Extended Producer Responsibility Framework.


If you have questions or concerns about this engagement, email: [email protected].


Taking action on consumer waste supports jobs, economy (March 17, 2021)

Last updated: March 17, 2021