Why is the RMS limited in geographic scope to just North America?

It is not uncommon for a standard to be developed for a specific region and later grow to having a global reach. As a starting point, the RMS was designed around the legal framework that exists in this area, and at this time does not address social issues that may present a concern for recycling via informal economies in developing countries. We anticipate that the geographic scope of the RMS will expand in the future.