Extended producer responsibility gains traction in the US

Read the full story in The Guardian.

By holding manufacturers responsible for products at the end of their lifecycle, extended producer responsibility (EPR), or product stewardship, has long helped European countries with their waste diversion efforts. The concept has also caught on in Canada, Latin America and Asia, but until recently has been little more than a foreign buzzword in the United States. EPR, however, is now gaining support as companies realise that improved management of disposables, rather than an annoyance, can be a money saver and even a revenue generator.

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