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Economic Aspects of Extended Producer Responsibility: EPR Policy Goals and Policy Choices

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Abstract:

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) embodies the notion that producers should be made physically or financially responsible for the environmental impacts their products have at the end of product life. There are several policy instruments that are consistent with EPR ‐ product take‐back mandates, advance disposal fees, deposit‐refunds, recycled content standards, and more. The EPR concept itself, however, provides little guidance about which of these instruments might be appropriate under particular conditions and for particular products. Moreover, while the EPR goal is usually focused on ...

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: June 1, 2004

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