We are pleased to offer an international seminar in cooperation with the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and invite you to participate in the online seminar "Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Programs from across the globe" that will take place on March 14, 2023 at 9:30 AM CET and that will be hosted by the WPO.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging is gaining global attention and adoption. This brings to the forefront the need to harmonise EPR across diverse regions, especially given the global interconnectedness of the economy and consumer packaged goods markets.
There are many different approaches to the strategy, and many go beyond providing for end-of-life services to promote responsible product design, infrastructure improvements and market development.
Effective EPR is often seen as a necessary piece of the puzzle in addressing the current recycling challenges and concern over single-use packaging waste. EPR schemes aim to encourage producers to change design at the start to ensure that the materials and packaging are truly recyclable and recovered at end of life.
The intergovernmental Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) definition of Extended Producer Responsibility identifies two specific features: the shifting of responsibility for disposal ‘upstream’ from municipalities to producers and encouragement through incentives to make the design of products more environmentally friendly.
The seminar will:
address what EPR really looks like in Europe, Germany, India and Asia including the revised EU Packaging & Packaging Waste (PPW) Directive, EPR legislations, eco modulation and other product stewardship programs that are working successfully,
show you how various countries and regions are working towards lowering environmental impacts of their materials and packaging and ensuring that we have packaging that is circular by design,
help you to find out more about what is working and steps towards a more harmonised approach to EPR globally and
share tips to improve EPR programs and discuss the barriers and challenges that have been experienced establishing an EPR program in various regions.
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