Product Stewardship Councils
How do we develop the new EPR-based Zero Waste systems that will replace today’s Throw-Away practices? It takes a combination of local actions at the community level, along with a clear legislative framework and EPR principles guiding the work at the state level.
With PPI’s support, local governments are forming independent state-based Local Government Product Stewardship Councils. These Councils educate their members about EPR and advocate for effective EPR policies at the state level. With PPI’s support, local government Product Stewardship Councils have created outreach materials including brochures, fact sheets and videos that can be used by any local government to raise awareness and take a stand in support of EPR. Find out which states and provinces have Councils.
Local governments are leading the transition to EPR in North America. They are doing so by passing local resolutions and integrating EPR into their purchasing policies. They are exploring ways to use municipal planning functions to encourage the development of private collection infrastructure for hard-to-manage products and packaging. And much more. Learn about it in this section...
Local Governments as Catalysts by Rob D'Arcy, Hazardous Materials Program Manager, County of Santa Clara CA. October 2009.