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Shifting the Burden of Recycling: Yale Journal Explores the State of Extended Producer Responsibility

Posted by GlobalPSC at 3:14 pm, May 1st, 2013Comments1

By Reid Lifset, Editor-in-chief
Journal of Industrial Ecology
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 save money in the process.

This strategy, known as extended producer responsibility (EPR), is the subject of a new special feature in Yale University’s Journal of Industrial Ecology. The special feature examines the use of EPR across diverse scales-­from countries to provinces and states­-and investigates work underway in the U.S., the European Union, Canada, China, Brazil and the State of Washington. The application of EPR to e-waste is a particular focus of the research in the special feature.

The Journal of Industrial Ecology is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal, owned by Yale University, published by Wiley-Blackwell and headquartered at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Articles in the special feature are freely downloadable for a limited time here.

Partial support for this special feature was provided by Nestle Waters North America with additional funding from Reverse Logistics Group Americas LLC.

Yale Webinars on EPR and Packaging

Posted by GlobalPSC at 1:56 pm, September 2nd, 2011Comments1

2011 Industrial Environmental Management Lecture Series: Producers, Packaging & Public Policy
Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Duncan Bury, Duncan Bury Consulting
Webinar: “Canadian Approaches to EPR:The Road from Shared Stewardship to Full Producer Responsibility”
Tuesday, September 13th, 12:00PM EDT (US)

Minal Mistry, GreenBlue
Webinar: Life Cycle Assessment and Packaging Design
Tuesday, October 4th, 12 PM EST (US)

With the start of the fall semester, the Industrial Environmental Program at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is pleased to announce the second half of 2011 lecture series, PRODUCERS, PACKAGING & PUBLIC POLICY.

The lecture series explores the topic of extended producer responsibility (EPR) and packaging.  Nestle Waters, an industry leader in exploring EPR issues, is the primary sponsor of this special lecture series.  The goal of the lecture series is to explore the advantages and disadvantages of the application of EPR to packaging waste and municipal solid waste more generally in the U.S. For more information on Yale’s lecture series, including recordings of previous lectures in the series, visit http://cie.research.yale.edu/lecture-series/2011-epr-lecture-series.html

In its 21st year, the IEM Lecture Series brings speakers from companies and organizations to the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies to discuss the relationship between business and the environment.

To register for the webinar by Duncan Bury, go to https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/344316438
To register for the webinar by Minal Mistry, go to http://tinyurl.com/Yale-Mistry-webinar
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinars.

System Requirements for the Webinars
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh-based attendees
Required: Mac OS X 10.5 or newer

Content provided courtesy of Reid J. Lifset, Editor, Journal of Industrial Ecology

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