Groups agree on producer responsibility terms

Underscoring the increased focus on extended producer responsibility in the United States, three leading product stewardship organizations have agreed on definitions of both EPR and product stewardship to help guide further public discussion on the two issues.  “The movement to shift responsibility for spent products and packaging from taxpayers to the producers who design, make and sell them is growing both among leading corporations and state and local governments in the United States,” the groups said in a joint statement April 12.  The three groups are Boston-based Product Stewardship Institute Inc.; Sacramento, Calif.-based California Product Stewardship Council; and the Product Policy Institute of Athens, Ga.  By Mike Verespej  See Full Story

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