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Product Stewardship and Packaging
Networking Conference Call Series
January - February 2011


Thinking through Stakeholder Roles in EPR Systems for Packaging

Tuesday, February 1

2:00 - 3:30 PM EST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

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Call information Call: 1-213-289-0500 Access: 215067
Overview: Applying extended producer responsibility to packaging in the U.S. would mean a shift in the roles and responsibilities of many companies, as well as state and local environmental agencies. What might packaging EPR mean for you? Victor Bell will describe the types of activities that each stakeholder might undertake or experience from the start of an EPR program through maturity, using examples from around the world. Participants will hear how other countries have transitioned to an EPR system, including changes in the way materials are handled, costs, and oversight responsibilities. He will address the dynamic tension between local governments concerned about losing control of the system they traditionally managed, as well as brand owners wanting greater control over a system they are asked to pay for. Through Victor's presentation and a discussion facilitated by Scott Cassel (PSI), call participants will gain a better understanding of how their counterparts operate under packaging EPR programs in other countries, and will share ideas about what could work best here in the U.S.
Scott Cassel, Product Stewardship Institute

Victor Bell, (EPI)

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