Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

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A policy implemented by governments that places financial and/or physical responsibility on the producers of goods and products for the treatment and disposal of post-consumer waste (e.g. electrical and electronic equipment, packaging materials, etc.). EPR incentivises producers to design products in a way that reduces post-consumer waste, recycle, and use fewer hazardous chemicals in manufacturing. EPR is also known as producer responsibility.


OECD Extended producer responsibility