CALIFORNIA'S PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS
California has over 14 established and pending Product Stewardship Programs. This page has details on each of those programs, ranging on funding types from producer responsibility to consumer responsibility. Below is a description of the stewardship spectrum explaining the difference between producer and consumer responsibility. Learn about active bills related to extended producer responsibility and more on our Legislation Page.
Product Stewardship is the act of minimizing the health, safety, environmental, and social impacts of a product, the product’s material components, and its packaging through each of the product’s lifecycle stages. Product Stewardship is an umbrella concept that includes all programs on the Stewardship Spectrum, including Producer Responsibility programs, Consumer Responsibility Programs, and everything in between.