A critical step in the transition to EPR-based recycling is issuing, through a resolution or ordinance, a declaration that the jurisdiction aims to start phasing out the provision of end-of-life product management services that are free to the makers of toxic and disposable products. Local EPR resolutions may:
- Establish a preference for take-back provisions in purchasing contracts;
- Specify a range of problem products to investigate for local actions; and
- Call on state government to pass producer responsibility legislation — and ultimately EPR Framework.
- Download editable model resolution
- Generic resolution supporting EPR legislation
- resolution supporting paint stewardship legislation
Local EPR Resolutions Around the U.S.
- Product Policy Institute Local Resolution page — National Association of Counties; National League of Cities — Massachusetts; Minnesota; Texas; California
- U.S. Conference of Mayors Resolution on Mattress EPR adopted in 2010 (Connecticut Bill passed May, 2013)
- California Local EPR Resolutions & Ordinances
- CPSC Model Resolution – CPSC Model Staff Report
Model Local Government EPR Resolution
Developed by Product Policy Institute Editable Word version
California Product Stewardship Council