Producer Responsibility stakeholder survey

In July 2020, the state legislature passed Senate Bill SB20-055 (SB-55), Incentivize Development Recycling End Markets. This bill is intended to grow recycling programs by addressing the lack of local end markets for recyclable materials in Colorado through a four-pronged approach.

One approach in SB-55 details how the department will study what industry and other states are doing about producer responsibility for the end-of-life management of products and packaging. Then create subsequent policy recommendations based on literature review findings. The department is also engaging stakeholders to develop these policy recommendations.

This survey will be used to collect stakeholder feedback on existing producer responsibility programs and models. This survey will be open until January 2021 when the department will then host virtual stakeholder meetings.

If you have not already signed up as a stakeholder, please do so here: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/sw-proposed-rulemakings-stkh-proc
Email address *
What organization do you work for? *
Please indicate what sector you represent. (multiple selections allowed) *
Required
Producer Responsibility for the materials or material categories listed below will be included in the literature review. Are there any existing producer responsibility programs or models that are missing from this list? Bottle bills, packaging and paper products (including single-use plastics), mattresses, carpet, gas/propane cylinders, pesticides, solar panels, mixed electronics (TV’s, monitors, towers, tablets,etc.), advanced recovery fee models, pharmaceuticals, sharps, textiles, EV battery programs, mercury thermostats, mercury-containing light bulbs, tires, and a framework approach (Note: The framework approach authorizes the state's environmental department to determine materials appropriate for producer responsibility via a regulatory rulemaking process rather than a legislative process for each material). *
Please indicate if the organization you represent would support, oppose, or remain neutral on producer responsibility for the following materials or models. Note: If you are unsure of your organization’s stance or if you do not have the authority to answer this question, please skip it and go to the next question.
Support
Oppose
Neutral
Not sure
Bottle bills
Packaging and paper products
Mattresses
Carpet
Gas cylinders
Pesticides
Solar panels
Mixed electronics (TV’s, monitors, towers, tablets,etc.)
Advanced recovery fee models
Pharmaceuticals
Sharps
Textiles
EV battery programs
Mercury thermostats
Mercury-containing light bulbs
Tires
Framework approach - similar to what Maine implemented
Clear selection
Should Colorado implement producer responsibility by legislation for specific materials individually or consider a framework approach? (Note: The framework approach authorizes the state's environmental department to determine materials appropriate for producer responsibility via a regulatory rulemaking process rather than a legislative process for each material). *
What are the top three benefits of adopting producer responsibility in Colorado? *
What are the top three concerns with adopting additional producer responsibility programs in Colorado? *
Using your industry knowledge for the materials listed below, please select the statement that best describes the current cost to manage each material at the end of its life. (Options: Least expensive, moderately expensive, most expensive, and I don't know) *
I don't know
Least expensive
Moderately expensive
Most expensive
Gas/propane cylinders
Pesticides
Solar panels
Mixed electronics (TV’s, monitors, towers, tablets,etc.)
Pharmaceuticals
Sharps
EV battery programs
Mercury thermostats
Mercury-containing light bulbs
Glass bottles
Plastic bottles
Aluminum containers
Mixed paper
Paperboard packaging
Plastic packaging
Mattresses
Carpet
Textiles
EV battery programs
Mercury thermostats
Lighting
Tires
Please list the top three most problematic or challenging materials to recycle based on Colorado specific waste streams that can be diverted through existing producer responsibility models. (1) being the most problematic, (2) moderately problematic, and (3) least problematic. *
What is one producer responsibility model that would work well in Colorado? Please explain your reasoning. *
What is one producer responsibility model that will not work for Colorado? Please explain your reasoning. *
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