EDMONTON, AB – The Government of Alberta is taking action to better manage waste reduction.

The province is going to be launching formal consultations to design a made-in-Alberta solution to plastic, packaging, and hazardous household waste.

An extended producer responsibility (EPR) program aims to help reduce waste volume in landfills and diversify the economy.

The province noted that under this approach, the cost and management of recycling shifts from municipalities and municipal taxpayers to those directly producing and consuming goods.