Economic Aspects of Extended Producer Responsibility: Political Economy for Implementing EPR Policies

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In light of the growing use of extended producer responsibility (EPR) as a principle that underpins environmental policy instruments among OECD member states since the early 1990's, this paper attempts to draw some lessons from the implementation of EPR programmes to date. The paper evaluates the results of different types of EPR programmes, analyses the institutional and structural factors that influence the results and the measures to overcome barriers, and suggests what types of products are most suitable for certain types of EPR programmes. The focus of the evaluation is on ...

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: June 1, 2004

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