GLRPPR Sector Resource: Recycling 2.0: Exploring Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging and Printed Material
Recycling 2.0: Exploring Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging and Printed Material
The recycling symposium titled "Recycling 2.0: Exploring Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for printed and packaging material" was organized by Keep America Beautiful and held on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The discussion convened on this subject reflects one of the public engagement components of Keep America Beautiful, which seeks to work with key stakeholders to better understand and look ahead to possible changes and enhancements in recycling programs and policy. KAB's Annual Recycling Symposium is part of KAB's continuing role to convene key stakeholders and experts from the recycling community on issues that are timely, relevant, and vital to the success of recycling in the U.S. EPR for packaging and printed materials was chosen as the topic for this Symposium because the approach has been and is expected to continue to be considered by some states in the United States over the next few years. Currently in the United States, EPR exists primarily for hazardous materials and electronics, with 39 states having some kind of EPR regulation. In addition, EPR is in place in many jurisdictions in Canada and Europe.
Keep America Beautiful; NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise
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