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1 Introduction to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
1.1 Background to EPR
1.2 Context for the report
1.3 EPR as a policy principle
1.4 Types of Responsibilities
1.5 Multiple Policy Instruments
Table 1-1: Examples of EPR-based policy instruments
1.6 The role of the EPR in policy instruments on waste prevention and management
1.7 Individual-versus-collective Responsibility
2 Requirements for EPR to drive design change
2.1 Only new products can be re-designed
2.2 Provision of incentives through differentiation
2.3 Guarantee for future waste
2.4 Choice of end-of-life management and treatment options
2.5 Level playing-field and flexibility
2.6 Swedish ELV system: collective for old, individual for new
2.7 Individual manufacturer initiatives for WEEE management
2.8 Varying forms of implementing individual responsibility
2.8.3 Distinction at recovery facilities
3 EPR Programmes and evidence of design change
3.1 Evidence of design change in response to EPR Programmes
3.2 Directive 2002/95/EC RoHS – Severely impacting product design
3.3 Corporate Statements on the impact of WEEE on product design
3.4 Design Change in the Automobile Sector
4 Discussion
4.1 Developing Incentives to stimulate Design for Environment
4.2 Applicability of expanding EPR to more product groups
4.3 Applicability of EPR for non-OECD nations
5 Conclusions
5.1 The impact of EPR on the environment and innovation
5.2 Possibilities for implementing individual responsibility
5.3 Further application of EPR principle
Bibliography
Abbreviations
Appendix I – European Directives embracing EPR
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive
End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive
Appendix II – Applications of EPR outside the EU
Americas
Asia/Pacific
Appendix III – EPR Evaluation Tool
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Extended Producer Responsibility

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