Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

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Policy Brief
T20 Japan Task Force 3: Climate Change and Environment
This policy brief suggests six priorities for developed and emerging economies represented by G20 countries to mainstream circular economy and society globally, as follows: 1) need to capture the momentum raised by public attention on marine plastic pollution; 2) raise the level of ambition of Extended Producer Responsibility; 3) provide policy...
Policy Report
Editor:
OECD
This report updates the 2001 Guidance Manual for Governments on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which provided a broad overview of the key issues, general considerations, and the potential benefits and costs associated with producer responsibility for managing the waste generated by their products put on the market. Since then, EPR policies...
Presentation
In-country dialogues and workshops on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
On 12-13 May 2016, OECD co-organized International Workshop on Extended Producer Responsibility in India: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons from International Experience. Yasuhiko Hotta, Area Leader of SCP, made a presentation in the session to discuss improving e-waste management through EPR system.
Issue Brief
Author:
Tomohiro Tasaki
Michikazu Kojima
The EPR indicator refers to the existence or strengthening of policies on recycling and waste management targeting specific end-of-life products or waste streams, and involves producers in recycling or waste management activities. Such policies make producers and importers physically and financially responsible for used product take-back,...
Issue Brief
The basic idea behind EPR is that: the burden of responsibility for the end-of-life treatment of products placed onto the market should be taken by the producers. EPR is usually conceived as a comprehensive policy package, combining various instruments to simultaneously achieve three distinct objectives: - Improved waste management and resource...
Presentation
the course "Environmental Technology System 2011" of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Remarks: Special lecture for the course "Environmental Technology System 2011" of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan. (12 Dec. 2011 Fujisawa, Japan) 慶応義塾大学環境情報学部「環境技術システム論」特別講義(2011年12月12日 慶應大学藤沢キャンパス)
Presentation
10th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production
Despite the increasing popularity of EPR-based legislation for electronic waste (e-waste) management in developing Asia, there are several challenges to moving from paper to practice. Part of the issue is that many developing countries are trying to apply the EPR model that was developed for and by industrialised countries. In the phase-in approach...
Policy Brief
In the last two decades policies based on extended producer responsibility (EPR) have been implemented for a wide range of products, especially in industrialised economies. Now, an increasing number of Asian economies similarly find themselves facing increasing amounts of difficult-to-treat waste and associated health, social and environmental...