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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As sponsors of SB 424 (Jackson) on Tobacco Waste Reduction, the National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) hosted a webinar to discuss producer responsibility policy options for tobacco waste. Invited speakers from San Diego State University, Sidewalk Buttler, and GreenButts will share their product stewardship stories addressing tobacco waste in the environment.


Recording Date: June 21, 2019

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $125; FREE for NSAC and CPSC sponsors. 

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Producer Responsibility Policy Options for Tobacco Waste

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