Why is Extended Producer Responsibility Important?

In the last few posts, Rundle Eco Services Ltd. outlined what Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is, & how we are contributing to these efforts. The next question is why is EPR important? EPR supports waste reduction, reuse and recycling activities, and reduces the burden on municipalities for the physical and/or financial requirements of waste management by providing a non-tax base funding for the programs. Considering that municipalities have limited ability to affect the generation of waste, EPR as a concept aims to shift waste management costs onto producers, who have the ability to incorporate changes in product and packaging design to reduce waste.

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