RCA Member Spotlight – The National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC)

Connector April 2023

The RCA is advancing a circular economy in the province of Alberta. As a non-profit, charitable organization, we accomplish our goals by working collaboratively with and for our members and partners. This month, the RCA is proud to spotlight one of its members – The National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC).

The National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) is on a mission to achieve an equitable, circular economy in the United States by advocating for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Product Stewardship.

Founded in 2015, NSAC is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that supports EPR to conserve resources, reduce toxins in products, reduce costs to local governments, create jobs in remanufacturing, and provide a circular economy. NSAC’s goal is to align public and private sectors through information and partnerships to implement and ensure sustainable recovery systems where producers have an appropriate level of sharing in the responsibility for those systems.

NSAC supports EPR to conserve resources, reduce toxins in products, reduce costs to local governments, create jobs in remanufacturing, and provide a circular economy. NSAC’s goal is to align public and private sectors through information and partnerships to implement and ensure sustainable recovery systems where producers have an appropriate level of sharing in the responsibility for those systems. NSAC is the thought leader and expert on Extended Producer Responsibility to drive a circular economy in the United States and we have passed and implemented more bills than any other organization in the U.S.

Over the last seven years, NSAC has grown to be an internationally recognized organization on producer responsibility, education, and legislation. In 2022-2024, NSAC will be working closely with stakeholders to pass national, state, and local legislation that drives a circular economy, building on the many successes in California and beyond. We will focus our efforts where we feel the political landscape and stakeholder groups are eager to achieve an equitable, circular economy.