Category Archives: Extended Producer Responsibility

APR highlights label solutions at mid-year meeting

More than 170 members of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers – a record for a mid-year APR meeting – met in Austin, Texas to receive an update on the group’s various projects, including some nascent solutions for full-wrap container … Read Full Post

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Paying the Price: Eco-Fees vs. Cost-Internalization

PSI Webinar: Paying the Price: Eco-Fees vs. Cost-Internalization Wed, Sept 11, 10:30am-12:00pm PDT Register here How should manufacturers fund activities to reduce their products’ upstream and downstream environmental impacts as part of an EPR program? A debate is brewing in … Read Full Post

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Mattress trade group shuns state-based EPR

The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) doesn’t want states to begin passing stewardship laws aimed at mattress recovery and recycling. The trade group, which represents mattress manufacturers, is so opposed to these proposals that it’s seeking to convince Congress to … Read Full Post

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Mercury light product stewardship program delayed in Washington state

Implementation of a product stewardship program for mercury-containing lights in Washington state has been delayed over a lawsuit.  The Department of Ecology announced the program has been delayed over the lawsuit filed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. The program … Read Full Post

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WPA Today

The August/September edition of the WPA Today is available for members to view.  This edition contains information on the California Legislative session, recycling updates, and important regulatory advances on resin pellet containment together with other information of importance to the … Read Full Post

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Illinois governor vetoes plastic bag law

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a plastic bag recycling bill that would have made it more difficult for most communities in the state to ban single-use plastic bags.  Quinn vetoed the bill on Aug. 26. The legislation had been … Read Full Post

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Coke plans to use more plant-based resin

Coca-Cola Co. intends to use less secondary packaging and produce more of its bottles from plant-based materials, according to the company’s seventh Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) report. The report, titled “How can a drink build a more sustainable tomorrow?” includes … Read Full Post

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Coalition forms for extended producer responsibility

An alliance of more than 30 public interest groups and other supporting organizations have formed a new coalition to push for public policy changes that would make manufacturers responsible for collecting and recycling the products and packaging they produce — … Read Full Post

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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 … Read Full Post

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WPA Speaks at NPE: Plastic bans, EPR laws not going away

Bans on plastic bags and take-out polystyrene containers aren’t going to easily go away and are only part of a larger effort to get rid of products seen as litter or marine debris, says Laurie Hansen, executive director of the … Read Full Post

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