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Rethinking Extended Producer Responsibility from the Circular Economy Perspective

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Rethinking Extended Producer Responsibility from the Circular Economy Perspective
Year: 2023
Language: English

This report provides an overview of important steps to develop efficient Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) systems with a particular focus on countries in Asia. It builds on experiences from the introduction and development of EPR systems globally, focusing on India, Malaysia and Thailand. These countries were selected based on the availability of experienced experts for the study, but conclusions and ideas that emerged will also be relevant in many other Asian countries, and even beyond Asia. The authors think it is essential to develop EPR in the context of the Circular Economy (CE), which implies paying special attention to how EPR implementations can contribute to the wider goals of CE when it comes to ensuring that products and materials are treated in a way that ensures the durability of services, re-use and high-quality recycling.