EPR laws continue to spread


Product Stewardship Institute CEO Scott Cassel believes when it comes to recycling packaging products there must be a balance between innovation and regulation.

"But the current system is inadequate, and the demand is greater than ever," Cassel told an audience at The Packaging Conference held Feb. 6-8 in Aria City Center, Las Vegas.

Nearly one-third of all municipal solid waste in the U.S. is packaging, which puts it at the forefront of the sustainability agenda for both the public and private sectors, according to the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), a nonprofit organization based in Boston, MA.

Cassel said implementing a comprehensive extended producer responsibility (EPR) system in the United States would be a step in the right direction....
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