Extended Producer Responsibility

Publication - June 23, 2005
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a new product-oriented policy developed in Europe to deal with problematic waste streams, such as waste from consumer electronic products and scrapped cars. It aims to encourage producers to prevent pollution and reduce resource use in each stage of the product life-cycle – production, use and end-of-life - through changes in product design and process technology, to promote better and cleaner product design – not to simply set up a recycling system.

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