Eco-Fees: Changing ‘Visibility Concerns’ to ‘Visible Change’ – Environmental Leader

Extended producer responsibility (EPR)—the practice of requiring the organization that produces a product or material to take responsibility for its end-of-life disposal—has sparked debate concerning “eco-fees,” a front-end charge for the disposal and recycling of products that take up space in landfills or are potentially harmful if they make their way into the waste stream.

Municipalities historically have borne the burden of proper recycling and disposal costs. Not surprisingly, these entities support EPR programs, which shift the financial responsibility from them ...

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Eco-fees: We’re missing the point

HiResOne of the goals of extended producer responsibility (EPR) is to provide funding, on the front end, for the disposal and recycling of products that are potentially harmful to the waste stream or may simply be a burden to handle.  Those fees, commonly known as “eco-fees”, may then be passed down to the purchaser either by being embedded in the product’s price or as a separate visible line item at the time ...

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“Drop & Shop” Retail Recycling Programs Provide Great “Environment” for Consumers

Over half of those returning batteries to stores stay to shop

US and Canadian consumer recycling habitsATLANTA (November 20, 2012) Of those who “drop and shop,” 51% in the U.S. and 56% in Canada go beyond replacing what they just recycled to shop and buy other items, according to a recent study commissioned by Call2Recycle®, a product stewardship organization managing the only no-cost battery and cellphone collection program in North America.  Of ...

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Tips for recyclable collection and take-back programs at retailers – Waste & Recycling News

Call2Recycle CEO & President, Carl Smith, will be a guest blogger for the month of May on Waste & Recycling News. This is the fourth installment, bookmark this site and check back for new posts each week.

Recent Posts:
Product Stewardship Must Be a Shared Responsibility – May 7, 2012
What is product stewardship? – May 3, 2012
Responsible Recycling – May 1, 2012


Tips for recyclable ...

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RBRC Provides Easy Solution for Retailers to Comply with Maine?s New Cell Phone Rec

Call2Recycle program is available to all Maine retailers at no cost

ATLANTA, January 2, 2008 – The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit public service organization dedicated to recycling rechargeable batteries and cellphones, is helping retailers in Maine meet the requirements of the state’s new “Cell Phone Recycling Law” that went into effect on January 1. The new legislation requires that any retailer who sells cellphones in the state of Maine must also collect used cellphones for recycling and ...

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