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2013-04-30 23:14:00

Yale Journal Explores the State of Extended Producer Responsibility Over the past two decades governments around the world have been experimenting with a new strategy for managing waste.  By making producers responsible for their products when they become wastes, policy makers seek to significantly increase the recycling–and recyclability–of computers, packaging, automobiles, and household hazardous wastes such as batteries, used oil motor, and leftover paint–and...

2012-11-14 12:24:15

BRUSSELS and WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhesa, the leading global environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance assurance firm, has announced the launch of a unique tool to help companies navigate and manage the ever changing landscape of global product compliance. The "Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Product Fact Sheets" for 50+ countries guide a Product Stewardship Advisor or Product Manager through EPR product requirements worldwide. Why are EPR Fact...

2012-10-01 06:21:53

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Kim Jeffery, president and CEO of Nestle Waters North America (NWNA), and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, will speak at the 23(rd) annual SRI Conference, moderated by Bill Shireman, President and CEO of Future 500. They will discuss the need for a more comprehensive waste recovery system in the U.S. In 2008, NWNA, the third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S., publically...

2012-09-12 10:22:16

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. communities and states that have implemented alternatives to extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies are achieving high municipal solid waste recycling rates at reasonable costs, while also addressing a wider spectrum of the waste stream than narrowly-focused EPR mandates, according to a new study conducted by consulting firm SAIC for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). Released today, the report shows that mandatory...

2012-07-12 10:21:55

EPR Canada releases results of first Canadian Report Card on Extended Producer Responsibility VANCOUVER, BC, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - EPR Canada, a not-for-profit group that monitors the rate at which Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments are adopting legislative measures to make producers pay for managing the waste generated from their post-consumer products and packaging, announced today that British Columbia stands at the head of the class. EPR Canada published...

2012-05-31 06:23:51

SHOREVIEW, Minn., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recycling Reinvented, a new nonprofit committed to advancing recycling rates of packaging and printed paper in the United States though an extended producer responsibility (EPR) model, announced today retiring Maine State Representative Melissa Innes has joined the organization as Outreach Director. Led by a diverse group of board members from the public and private sectors, including noted environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and...

2011-05-31 19:48:00

ALHAMBRA, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A pilot program to take-back used household batteries has been made possible by 38 San Gabriel Valley area businesses voluntarily serving as collection locations. Participating businesses display an identifying sticker in their windows and place a collection box in their stores where consumers can properly dispose of non-working batteries. The program is organized by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) and funded by a...

2011-05-19 07:00:00

Creates manufacturer-based recycling program for mercury-containing light bulbs BARRE, Vt., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law a bill requiring manufacturers of mercury-containing lamps to establish and finance a recycling program for spent bulbs from residents and small businesses. With today's signing at Nelson Ace Hardware in Barre, Vermont becomes the third state in the country to establish such an extended producer responsibility (EPR)...

2010-10-29 08:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim Jeffery, president and CEO of Nestle Waters North America, will join William McDonough, the world-renowned architect, designer and co-creator of the Cradle to Cradle® framework for ecologically-intelligent design, in delivering today's opening keynote address at the 2010 Net Impact Conference at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Mich. Moderated by FORTUNE magazine's Marc Gunther, Jeffery and...

2010-04-30 08:00:00

BURLINGAME, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For manufacturers to behave responsibly and earn public trust, they must adhere to social and environmental expectations, of both the current situation and what a more crowded world will demand, so as to appropriately meet ecological capacity. Sustainability expert and engineer Seetha Kammula of http://www.simplysustain.com, recently spoke on these essentials in a 75min in-depth presentation for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability...