Vermont’s law mandating that producers fund the takeback and recycling of single-use batteries has helped significantly boost battery collections in the state. Meanwhile, collections are trending upward across the U.S. and Canada, according to Call2Recycle.
If I described to you a consumer product system that spurred green design, established a take-back channel, increased recycling, and was all paid for by the producers of products, would you call that extended producer responsibility?
A government auditor in British Columbia has released a report on the Canadian province’s EPR (extended producer responsibility) program for printed paper and packaging. Overall, the auditor is pleased with the program but does identify areas for improvement.
California regulators are threatening to bring the hammer down on a carpet stewardship group, saying it has failed for years to grow carpet recycling.
This story originally appeared in the January 2017 issue of Resource Recycling.
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A proposal to give Connecticut’s environmental agency the authority to create stewardship programs for a range of products has drawn substantial opposition from key recycling industry stakeholders.