Basics – EPR Resolutions

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.

Model Resolutions

Local EPR Resolutions Around the U.S.

Model Local Government EPR Resolution

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California Product Stewardship Council