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Internet Location:http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/tools/stewardship/docs/eprn.pdf
RCRA Online Number:50518
Title:Extended Product Responsibility: A New Principle For Product-Oriented Pollution Prevention
Document Date:06/01/1997
Description:This document discusses the principle of extended product responsibility (EPR). EPR incorporates the shifting of responsibility to a life cycle concept to identify opportunities for preventing pollution and reducing resource and energy use in each stage of the product life cycle through changes in product design and process technology; the sharing of responsibility for the life cycle environmental impacts of the product system among links in the product chain; and a product systems approach with a focus of creating feedback to product designers to design cleaner products. The document also discusses product responsibility in the United States and addresses extended responsibility in the electronics industry.
Topics:Waste Minimization, Recycling
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EPA Publication Number:530-R-97-009
NTIS Number:NA
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Non-Regulatory Guidance:No

 

 
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