EPR Programs and the “Power of 3”

Balancing the Stakeholder Trinity

Venn Diagram - Recycling Today articleThere are many different types of recycling programs, from those run by municipalities and private organizations to programs managed by product stewardship organizations. Regardless of how a recycling program is managed, who administers or funds it, or where collections take place, success depends not solely on recycling or stewardship, but also on balancing the needs of many stakeholders.

As with any venture, a recycling initiative ...

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Interactive Recycling Museum Opens in Delaware

DSWA_EnviBldgThe Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) recently held its grand opening for a new interactive solid waste and recycling education center and museum. The Environmental Education Building, which is available to school and community groups by appointment, will offer visitors a chance to explore all of the solid waste management and recycling options offered by DSWA. Visitors will see how items being left for curbside pick-up get turned into new products. Call2Recycle®, ...

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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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New Back-to-School Poll: Student Millennials Get Passing Grades on the Why and How of Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Results illuminate potential to close the gap between knowledge and action

iStock_000017373299MediumATLANTA, August 28, 2013—A new back-to-school poll shows that student Millennials know why it’s important to recycle rechargeable batteries and how to do it. With 58% planning to get rid of at least one device by the end of the calendar year, there is an opportunity for them to make great improvements in the environment by embracing their knowledge and acting upon ...

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Call2Recycle Receives Recognition for Achievements in Product Stewardship

Sacramento, CA – August 15, 2013.  Call2Recycle® was one of four California companies honored by the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) during the organization’s 4th Annual Arrow Awards ceremony held in Pasadena’s Langham Huntington Hotel this week at the California Resource Recovery Association’s 37th annual conference. Call2Recycle is the recipient of the 2013 Golden Arrow Award for Overall Excellence in Product Stewardship.

Call2Recycle is North America’s first and largest battery stewardship ...

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