In February, Sen. Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act. With EPR as the centerpiece, the bill shifts the financial and management burden for recycling from local governments and taxpayers to packaging producers and brand owner. The EPR component was informed by PSI’s policy model, part of a larger toolkit for packaging stewardship.
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EPR for PPP: Policies, Practices & Performance
PSI's seminal report provides guidance for stabilizing and modernizing fragmented U.S. municipal recycling systems that have strained under the weight of major market disruptions.
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PSI's Toolkit for Packaging EPR
PSI has released a Packaging EPR Toolkit to raise awareness about the benefits of EPR and what it can look like. Our plastic reduction guides help restaurants and universities eliminate single-use plastics.
EPR for Packaging Hits the National Stage
On February 11, 2020, Sen. Udall and Rep. Lowenthall introduced the "Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act." This bill holds producers responsible for waste they produce. PSI assisted in creating the bill, particularly in making
EPR the centerpiece.
NY State Passes 11th Paint Stewardship Law in U.S.
Residents and business across New York State will soon be able to recycle their unwanted paint thanks to a new law that was overwhelmingly approved by the NY State legislature and recently signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
EPR Achievements: The Case of Paint in the U.S.
In this article for Coatings World, Scott Cassel and Kristin Aldred Cheek chronicle Paint EPR’s long road to legislation in the U.S. Thanks to a framework for EPR negotiated by PSI, 7 million gallons of paint are now recycled annually.Learn More
Can Companies Take Care of What You Toss?
Scott Cassel sat down with Portland regional leadership to discuss producer responsibility, answer some questions, and riff on his harmonica.