Blog Posts on changes
Extended producer responsibility schemes around the world
by Annis Mapleston at 09:39 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) was first introduced in the 1990s. The main objectives of EPR legislation are typically to ensure that the cost of waste management is covered by the businesses that are producing the waste, and to incentivise good environmental design decisions. Packaging EPR is becoming increasingly common around the world, w...
The unintended consequences of legislation
by Annis Mapleston at 14:18 in Circular Economy, Packaging, Environmental under Environmental
Governments around the world are passing legislation restricting or banning the use of certain types or forms of plastic. Many more countries are discussing doing so, and there are several voluntary initiatives worldwide to supplement existing legislation. Many of the bans and initiatives which have been in place for a while have resulted in significan...