Extended Producer Responsibility: Basic Facts and Key Principles

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach that makes producers responsible for their products along the entire lifecycle, including at the post-consumer stage. This policy paper summarises the current consensus on the EPR policy approach.

This document synthesises the current implementing experience with the EPR policy approach to provide policymakers with knowledge on the definitions, successes and enabling conditions for EPR. It draws upon a narrow set of documents that have been widely reviewed, scrutinised and endorsed by subject matter experts, including from the OECD, United Nations (UN) agencies, the EU, WWF, GIZ and the PREVENT Waste Alliance (see References). Several of these organisations have partnered to create the Global Action Partnership for EPR (GAP for EPR), which developed this paper.

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