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EPR - Sustainable solution to Electronic waste

TitleEPR - Sustainable solution to Electronic waste
Publication Type Research Reports
Year of Publication2007
KeywordsElectronic waste, EPR
Abstract

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is an emerging principle for a new generation of pollution prevention policies. It imposes accountability over the entire life-cycle of products and packaging introduced in the market.

The aim of EPR is to encourage producers to prevent pollution and reduce resource and energy use in each stage of the product life cycle through changes in product design and process technology.

The document discusses in details the policy instruments that embody the EPR principle. It essays the initiation of EPR and then talks on EPR programmes around the world with special emphasis on the EPR for electronic waste.

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