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Re: [GreenYes] Fw: Canadian EPR Update
Exactly right, Bill. Canadian industry saw EPR coming in the early 1990s (same time regulators did in British Columbia). Ever since, Canadian industry has been trying to innoculate itself against responsibility: by offering a little responsibility, it protects itself forever against catching a full-blown case. This is where American industry (and Clinton's administration) got the concept of 'extended product responsibility'.


At 05:51 AM 3/6/01 -0800, Bill Sheehan wrote:
Recyclers need to
hold the line on EPR = industry-funded take-back programs,
period.  The current embracing of "shared responsibility"
schemes by EPA and state governments can quickly lead to
the kind of greenwashing being peddled in Canada to
prevent new or dilute excellent existing EPR systems.
/bill sheehan
February/March 2001

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