Ramsey County Concerns About EPR Report
In the Global Product Stewardship Council’s September 2012 newsletter, we highlighted duelling data and reports on the value of extended producer responsibility (EPR) for consumer packaging in the U.S. and shared more detailed analysis with GlobalPSC members. One of the programs examined, Ramsey County, Minnesota, has raised concerns about their treatment as a case study in one of the reports, so we are now providing their response to GlobalPSC members.
Evaluation of Extended Producer Responsibility for Consumer Packaging (“the SAIC report”) was prepared by SAIC for the Grocery Manufacturers Association and released in September 2012.
The letter provided by Ramsey County states that they “have concerns about this report, including:
- The consultant’s process for including Ramsey County as a case study,
- The potential implication that Ramsey County, a strong supporter of the concept of product stewardship/extended producer responsibility (EPR), supports the conclusions in this report against EPR,
- A key conclusion that mentions Ramsey County and is not adequately supported, and
- Incorrect or incomplete statements.”
The complete response has been posted in the Knowledge Base available to GlobalPSC members.