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dc.contributor.advisorCarter, Judy
dc.contributor.advisorLing, Chris
dc.contributor.advisorHeinz, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorHume, Miles Grey
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-12T20:33:46Z
dc.date.available2014-03-12T20:33:46Z
dc.date.issued2014-03-12
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/683
dc.description.abstractDevelopment of stewardship programs for management of end-of-life mattresses (ELM) is a global challenge for governments. Metro Vancouver is the first Canadian regional government to ban mattresses at local landfills. The next step is for manufacturers and retailers to work with local governments in developing stewardship programs that successfully divert and recycle mattresses across British Columbia (BC). This thesis examines how mattress industry stakeholders in BC could effectively implement province wide mattress stewardship policy that will ensure maximum public participation and will be environmentally sound as well as cost effective. Research was conducted by way of a literature review, a case study approach of Metro Vancouver's mattress recycling bylaw and model, and exploratory interviews with BC stewardship program leaders, Sleep Country Canada, government waste management planners, and mattress recyclers.en_US
dc.subjectExtended Producer Responsibilityen_US
dc.subjectFurniture Recyclingen_US
dc.subjectMaterials Managementen_US
dc.subjectMattress Recyclingen_US
dc.subjectProduct Stewardshipen_US
dc.subjectSleep Productsen_US
dc.titleExtended producer responsibility as a management practice for waste mattresses in British Columbiaen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. in Environment and Managementen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Environment and Sustainabilityen_US


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