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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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Executive Summary

OECD has identified extended producer responsibility (EPR) as an important policy approach for environmental protection, and in particular, the prevention and better management of waste. Work on EPR started in 1994 and an important landmark was the publication of the EPR Guidance Manual for Governments in 2001. While the Guidance Manual provides ...

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