Between 1990 and 1993, ILSR published its Facts to Act On series, 38 articles covering a wide range of topics on recycling, waste management, and grassroots organizing.
We have renewed this series. Several issues now focus on extended producer responsibility and product stewardship.
We encourage you to disseminate this information to community advocates and decision-makers. Please credit the Institute for Local Self-Reliance when you use ILSR’s Facts to Act On.
Releases on EPR and Product Stewardship
Asian Countries Jump on the EPR Bandwagon#41, January 25, 2002
Features policies introduced in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan to make manufacturers take more responsibility for the products and packaging they produce. Korea, for instance, has instituted deposit-refund systems, non-refundable product fees, and design requirements for packaging. The country also has restrictions on the distribution of disposable goods. Download PDF file for #41
Local Initiatives Leverage Extended Producer Responsibility #40, November 20, 2000
Describes local initiatives to spur extended producer responsibility such as networking with industry in a voluntary approach, passing local resolutions, banning products that harm the environment, and developing purchasing protocols that encourage environmentally sound products. Efforts in Los Angeles, the Pacific Northwest, Minnesota, and elsewhere are covered. Includes links to actual resolutions and ordinances and where to find more information. Download PDF file for #40
Product Stewardship in British Columbia#39, October 2000
Examines product stewardship programs and policies in place in British Columbia, Canada: its deposit-refund system for beverage containers and its household hazardous waste stewardship program (covering used motor oil, paints, solvents, flammable liquids, domestic pesticides, gasoline, and pharmaceuticals). Download PDF file for #39