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What is the Cost-Benefit of Extended Producer Responsibility on Waste Packaging?

One of the biggest obstacles we face in reducing trash in the U.S. is waste packaging. The concept behind extended producer responsibility, or EPR, is that if manufacturers are made responsible for the end-lives of their commodities they will design those products more responsibly and with less waste. EPR is popular in other countries. Notably, […]
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Research on recycling bins says they cause wasteful habits

Research on recycling habits finds that the presence of recycling bins actually increases peoples’ wastefulness. So says a cooperative study between Jesse R Catlin of The Paul Merage School of Business at University of California-Irvine and Yitong Wang of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The study, published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, is based on two […]
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The future of recycling: Local initiative or national policy

Reycling is generally viewed as a responsibility of local governments. But increasing the national recycling recycling rate will require going beyond the local playing field and creating an environment that favors recycling at the federal level. The role of federal government in recycling While recycling programs are developed at the local level, the long term […]
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