Economic Aspects of Extended Producer Responsibility: Technical Innovation and EPR Policies
Abstract:Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is defined by the OECD as an environmental policy approach in which a producer's responsibility for a product is extended to the post‐consumer stage of a product's life cycle. Innovation is defined as the first use of a new product, process or system in a commercial context. Innovation occurs overwhelmingly in private firms in reaction to external signals. It is distinguished from science, which is the search for knowledge, and invention, which is a new technical idea. This paper develops an analytical framework for ...
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2004-06-01