GLRPPR Sector Resource: California: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Stewardship
California: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Stewardship
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a strategy to place a shared responsibility for end-of-life product management on the producers, and all entities involved in the product chain, instead of the general public; while encouraging product design changes that minimize a negative impact on human health and the environment at every stage of the product's lifecycle. This allows the costs of treatment and disposal to be incorporated into the total cost of a product. It places primary responsibility on the producer, or brand owner, who makes design and marketing decisions. It also creates a setting for markets to emerge that truly reflect the environmental impacts of a product, and to which producers and consumers respond. This site includes links to California's Extended Producer Responsibility Framework, information about upcoming events, laws/policies, and CIWMB activities and resources.
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