Extended Producer Responsibility in the United States

  title={Extended Producer Responsibility in the United States},
  author={Jennifer Nash and Christopher J. Bosso},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Ecology},
  • J. Nash, C. Bosso
  • Published 1 April 2013
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Industrial Ecology
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach that requires manufacturers to finance the costs of recycling or safely disposing of products consumers no longer want. This article describes the evolution of EPR policies in the United States, focusing on the role of states as policy actors. For their part, federal lawmakers have not embraced EPR policies except to remove some barriers to state‐level initiatives. In the two‐decade period from 1991 to 2011, U.S. states enacted more… 
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