Lynn L. Bergeson, “Is Extended Producer Responsibility On The Rise For Packaging?,” Chemical Processing, October 18, 2021.
On July 13, 2021, Maine became the first state to enact Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation for packaging. On August 6, 2021, Oregon followed, enacting a similar EPR law applicable to packaging. Other states are poised to pass similar legislation. This article discusses the concept of EPR and summarizes the state legislation.