Webinar: Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging: Policy Options that Integrate Climate Mitigation
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging is increasingly being considered in various parts of the United States. But the focus is often limited to recycling systems, and recycling has limited potential to address the threats of climate change and plastic pollution. Policy could do more to engage producers in more meaningful and impactful solutions. This webinar introduces four emerging concepts that all aim to improve and expand upon existing policy proposals: funding prevention and reuse, prevention and reuse targets, impact evaluation and disclosure, and optimizing (as opposed to maximizing) recycling. At the end of the 60-minute webinar, participants will be invited to register for smaller-group conversations in December to further explore these ideas and their potential application in EPR policy for packaging.
- David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
- Janine Boger, Washington Department of Ecology
- Terri Goldberg, Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association
- Justin Lehrer, StopWaste
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