About EPRA British Columbia
Electronic Products Recycling Association British Columbia (EPRA BC) is a not-for-profit organization established originally as ESABC in November 2006 in conjunction with Ministry approval of the ESABC Stewardship Plan for handling End-of-Life Electronics.
The over 1700 stewards in the EPRA BC program are comprised of major producers and retailers of electronics in BritishColumbia. EPRA BC is responsible to their stewards for implementing and operating an environmentally responsible program for handling electronic waste in accordance with EPRA BC standards and the requirements of the EPRA BC Stewardship Plan. The ESABC stewardship program (now EPRA BC) has been operational since August 2007.
EPRA BC’s electronics recycling program is delivered to BC, by Encorp Pacific under the brand Return-It™ Electronics.
Electronic Products Recycling Association British Columbia
Industry through EPRA BC is committed to providing British Columbians with efficient, convenient and environmentally sound solutions for managing obligated end-of-life electronics.
As of July 31, 2015 EPRA BC has diverted over 135,000 metric tonnes of electronics from landfills. EPRA BC is currently averaging more than 1850 metric tonnes of diversion per month.
In 2015 EPRA BC diverted over 22,700 metric tonnes (4.9 kilos per capita) of regulated electronics from landfill, while ensuring that they were recycled responsibly and not shipped offshore to developing countries.
As of August 1, 2013, EPRA BC is accepting e-toys. Click here for more information.