Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is not a new concept in the United States. Twenty-four states have EPR legislation for end-of-life electronics, for instance. While some provinces in Canada and the European Union have EPR for paper and plastic packaging, such legislation has failed to gain ground in the U.S. until recently.
This summer, Maine and Oregon became the first U.S. states to pass EPR laws for packaging. Legislatures in California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont have introduced similar legislation.
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