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Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging: Policy Options that Integrate Climate Mitigation
November 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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 changes and plastic pollution. Policy could do more to engage producers in more meaningful and impactful solutions. This webinar introduced 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.
– David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
– Janine Bogar, Washington State Department of Ecology
– Terri Goldberg, NEWMOA
– Justin Lehrer, Stop Waste, Alameda County, CA