Economic Aspects of Extended Producer Responsibility

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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), a policy approach in which the responsibility of the waste from a consumer good is extended back up to the producer of the good, is developing and expanding in OECD countries.  Governments find that these schemes can provide a new and flexible approach to reduce the upward trend of waste from consumer products. To address these issues, OECD organised a workshop in December 2002, which was hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Environment, in Tokyo. This book contains selected papers presented at this workshop.

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Evaluation of EPR Programmes

Economic and Environmental Performance of Alberta’s Used Oil Programme; Effects of the Introduction of an EPR Management System on the Economy; Revised Stance on Producer Responsibility in Waste Policy in the Netherlands; Evaluation of EPR Programmes in Japan; Discussant Commentary on Ex Post Evaluation of EPR Programmes ...


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