Improving Recycling Opportunities . . .
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy approach that extends industry responsibility for a product beyond production to include the waste management of that product. This responsibility creates an incentive for the production of more environmentally friendly products that can be easily recycled or reused at end-of-life.
EPR programs place the responsibility of end-of-life product management (i.e. container and leftover/used product recycling) with industry and away from government and taxpayers. In addition, EPR programs provide incentive to keep materials out of the waste stream.