What is extended producer responsibility (EPR)?

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), also known as Product Stewardship, is a strategy to place a shared responsibility for end-of-life product management on the producers, and all entities involved in the product chain, instead of the general public; while encouraging product design changes that minimize a negative impact on human health and the environment at every stage of the product's lifecycle. This allows the costs of treatment and disposal to be incorporated into the total cost of a product. It places primary responsibility on the producer, or brand owner, who makes design and marketing decisions. It also creates a setting for markets to emerge that truly reflect the environmental impacts of a product, and to which producers and consumers respond.

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OUR CAMPAIGNS

Here at CPSC, we're known for getting things done.  Our campaigns cover key areas related to our mission of shifting California’s product waste management system from one focused on government funded and ratepayer financed waste diversion to one that relies on producer responsibility in order to reduce public costs and drive improvements in product design that promote environmental sustainability.

DON'T RUSH TO FLUSH

This program, developed and administered by the California Product Stewardship Council, has the goal of increasing the disposal of unwanted medicines across the state of California.  Click the logo to the right to visit the Don't Rush to Flush website.

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REFUEL YOUR FUN

This program, developed and administered by the California Product Stewardship Council, has the goal of increasing the use of reusable camping propane tanks across the state of California.  Click the logo to the right to visit the Refuel Your Fun website.

DHCS DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM

This program, developed and administered by the California Product Stewardship Council, has the goal of increasing the disposal of unwanted medicines across the state of California.  Click the logo to the right to visit the program website.

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