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Targets, however, are not mandated. These rates typically are assessed against program results
from other jurisdictions.
While PEI has identified producer responsibility as an objective for all 22 items on the
CCME EPR list of designated materials, it has not provided an implementation timeframe
largely because programs often have to be harmonized with neighbouring provinces due to the
low quantities of materials generated within the province.
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia, under its Environment Act, 1994 and its Solid Waste Resource Management
Regulations (1995), has had waste diversion programs in place since the mid-1990s and it en-
acted EPR programs for paint and electronics prior to the release of CCME’s CAP. Nova Scotia
has a Dairy Stewardship agreement which is a voluntary, partial EPR program.
The province renewed its commitment to CAP in a solid waste strategy called Our Path
Forward published in 2011. Further, it indicates it is committed to introducing requirements
in its regulations for evaluating and auditing EPR programs. Provincial legislation identifies
EPR regulations as a policy tool that will help Nova Scotia meet its waste reduction targets
under its Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, 2007.
The paint EPR program has set a target for the reuse or recycling of 70% of the paint
collected but no targets exist for the collection and recycling of electronics. Under its
Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, the province has set a disposal target of
no more than 300 kilograms of waste per person per year by 2015, and it uses disposal bans,
regulations and a provincial procurement policy as tools to help it achieve its diversion targets
and EPR objectives.
The province has established the requirement under its Waste Resource Management
Regulations for brand owners to report annually on the amount of electronic products and
paint they collect. Environment Ministry staff review the reports. Annual reports for the
electronics collection program are published for public review.
Nova Scotia has province-wide mandatory source separation of materials for recycling and
compost and has had province-wide disposal bans in place for many materials.