Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

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Conference Proceeding

On May 20-24, 2019, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (Taiwan EPA) and the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) participated in a twinning technical exchange program in Taipei, Taiwan. The program, which was convened by the Environmental Law Institute in its capacity as the Secretariat for the...

Policy Brief
T20 Japan Task Force 3: Climate Change and Environment

This policy brief suggests six priorities for developed and emerging economies represented by G20 countries to mainstream circular economy and society globally, as follows: 1) need to capture the momentum raised by public attention on marine plastic pollution; 2) raise the level of ambition of Extended Producer Responsibility; 3) provide policy...

Policy Report

This report updates the 2001 Guidance Manual for Governments on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which provided a broad overview of the key issues, general considerations, and the potential benefits and costs associated with producer responsibility for managing the waste generated by their products put on the market. Since then, EPR policies...

In-country dialogues and workshops on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

On 12-13 May 2016, OECD co-organized International Workshop on Extended Producer Responsibility in India: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons from International Experience. Yasuhiko Hotta, Area Leader of SCP, made a presentation in the session to discuss improving e-waste management through EPR system.

Issue Brief
Tomohiro Tasaki
Michikazu Kojima

The EPR indicator refers to the existence or strengthening of policies on recycling and waste management targeting specific end-of-life products or waste streams, and involves producers in recycling or waste management activities. Such policies make producers and importers physically and financially responsible for used product take-back...

Issue Brief

The basic idea behind EPR is that: the burden of responsibility for the end-of-life treatment of products placed onto the market should be taken by the producers. EPR is usually conceived as a comprehensive policy package, combining various instruments to simultaneously achieve three distinct objectives:

- Improved waste management and resource...

the course "Environmental Technology System 2011" of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies


Special lecture for the course "Environmental Technology System 2011" of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan. (12 Dec. 2011 Fujisawa, Japan)
慶応義塾大学環境情報学部「環境技術システム論」特別講義(2011年12月12日 慶應大学藤沢キャンパス)

10th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production

Despite the increasing popularity of EPR-based legislation for electronic waste (e-waste) management in developing Asia, there are several challenges to moving from paper to practice. Part of the issue is that many developing countries are trying to apply the EPR model that was developed for and by industrialised countries.
In the phase-in approach...