Study shows EPR laws could increase US recycling rates

Read the full story at Recycling Today.

A recent study conducted by The Recycling Partnership, Washington, claims states can expect significant increases in recycling rates for packaging—including plastic, glass, aluminum and steel—and printed paper with the adoption of extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs.

The study, “Increasing Recycling Rates with EPR Policy,” explores the impact of EPR programs in seven jurisdictions worldwide and in six U.S. states to assess the effect on state-level recycling rates and other key metrics.

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