Case Studies

Success data of EPR:

EPR policies have brought many changes to the waste and the recycling scenario of the implemented governments. Some success stories cum data is mentioned bellow:

1) EPR in Connecticut (US):

Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) evaluated Connecticut’s four extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws and their industry-run programs for paints, mattresses, mercury thermostats, and electronics.

The conclusion pointed out that they reduced waste and greenhouse gas emissions, increased recycling, saved taxpayers money, and created recycling jobs. The evidence for the same can be seen in the detail PDF file. Approximately the recycling rate for all the sectors is seen increasing from 10% to around 70%.


2) Taiwan:

Taiwan has set its recycling facility where PETs were made into fabric which was used to make Jerseys for the Brazilian FIFA team, pavement blocks and footwear were manufactured from recycled tires.

Such initiatives were done under EPR compliance and this has resulted in the reduction of waste volume by 67% and increase in recycling volume by 48%.


3) European union:

In the 25 states of the European Union, having implemented EPR, the packaging industry achieved a whooping 65% recycling rate in the year 2012. This could be accomplished by active take-back mechanisms implemented by companies directly addressing the consumers, involvement of numerous municipalities and appreciation in terms of nation wise ranking in the European Union.