Extended Producer Responsibility

According to the definition reported by the Swedish Ministry of Environment, Extended Producer Responsibility [EPR] is an environmental protection strategy to reach an environmental objective of a decreased total environmental impact of a product, by making the manufacturer of the product responsible for the entire life-cycle of the product and especially for the take-back, recycling and final disposal.

Yeah, that can seem pretty incomprehensible for everybody except scientists! So let us help you break it down and understand what EPR is. Extended Producer Responsibility is the strategy that identifies the Producer, Importer, Brand Owner (PIBO) of the products as the entity that covers all expenses from the beginning to the end of its chain to make sure it causes minimal environmental impact.