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Intern Post: Crafting EPR Legislation

Intern Post: Crafting EPR Legislation

One of the biggest issues when developing EPR legislation is balancing economic and financial incentives with environmental impact. Ideally a law will create real incentives for businesses to change the way they manufacture products so that they can be recycled more easily and will cost less to produce. There are several instruments that legislators typically […]

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Intern Post: EPR Legislation Abroad

Intern Post: EPR Legislation Abroad

Internationally, there are a host of EPR laws. The national EPR legislation was enacted in Germany. This program was established in the 1991 Packaging Ordinance, and is commonly known as as Green Dot. This legislation was prompted by a shortage in landfill space, leading to both the law and a mandate for 64-72% more recycling. […]

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Intern Post: Computer Recycling Pilot Program Deemed a Success

Intern Post: Computer Recycling Pilot Program Deemed a Success

In 1998, the National Safety Council found that a mere 11-15% of computers were being reused or recycled – the rest were presumably being stored or trashed. A large part of this problem stemmed from the lack of access to electronic recycling in many cities and towns, as well as programs in many places being […]

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