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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The California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) hosted a webinar sharing information on the passage of SB 212 by Senator Hannabeth-Jackson in California. The bill passed in 2018 establishing a producer-funded medicine and needle disposal program throughout the state. Download the webinar to learn more about the program coming to California in 2022.

 

Recording date: 10/29/2018

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $125; Free for CPSC Funders

Email Joanne@calpsc.org to get the discount code

SB 212 (Jackson): Medicine and Needle EPR in CA

$125.00Price