USA: Recent study findings make argument for EPR for packaging programs
Recycling Reinvented has released new results from its cost-benefit analysis study on an American system for market-based recycling that, for the first time, show a model system could achieve significant improvements in recycling rates at similar costs to current programs, while taking the financial burden for administration off cash-strapped local governments.
The study examines the projected outcomes of a model Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system for packaging and printed paper (PPP), with Minnesota chosen as the model state due to its already well-developed infrastructure and availability of data (Press Release Recycling Reinvented, 13 January 2014).
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