Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

EPR shifts responsibility for the post consumer management of products and packaging from local governments to producers.

Extended Producer Responsibility

By transferring the costs of recycling to the product manufacturers, EPR policies can help:

  • Provide more convenient recycling programs for residents
  • Improve recycling rates
  • Drive more environmentally sustainable products and packaging
  • Reduce costs to local governments

Recycling programs are managed and financed primarily at the local level, either funded by taxpayers or by user fees on households. However, local governments cannot control how products are made or how easy they are to recycle, and are faced with ever-increasing expenses to manage these materials.

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