Extended Producer
Responsibility
Session 4: towards guidance for policy makers – OECD Global Forum on Environment
17-19 Ju...
Recyclers’ role
 Recyclers are essential operators in all schemes and in almost all steps
 Collection
 Separation and S...
 Ownership is not always clear at the different steps of the recycling value
chain
 Former goods becoming waste
 Waste ...
 Either a fear or a reality of unfair competition from the PROs
 a reality in some countries where they own treatment fa...
 This concept could be impacted in EPR for many reasons:
 A large number of stakeholders and a role confusion
 A young ...
 EPR goals defined by the OECD
 Prevent wastes at the source
 Promote eco-design
 Support the public recycling and the...
 Encouraging the producer to integrate environmental concerns in his product
design
 use of non-hazardous materials
 de...
Summary
1. Recyclers’ role: Recyclers from private industry should be given a voice in the management
of EPR Schemes. They...
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4.4 A. Durquety, Recycler policy concerns

  1. 1. Extended Producer Responsibility Session 4: towards guidance for policy makers – OECD Global Forum on Environment 17-19 June 2014, Tokyo, Japan Towards a revision of the OECD's Guidance Manual for Governments – Recyclers concerns
  2. 2. Recyclers’ role  Recyclers are essential operators in all schemes and in almost all steps  Collection  Separation and Sorting  Recovery and Recycling  Selling of material back into the economic circuit  ‘Yes’ to performance targets : ‘No’ to imposed ways and means  Targets stimulate R & D and competition  Targets ensure the implementation of the best techniques to achieve the objectives  Recyclers are an essential voice in revising the EPR Guidance Manual for Governments Session 4: towards guidance for policy makers – OECD Global Forum on Environment 17-19 June 2014, Tokyo, Japan
  3. 3.  Ownership is not always clear at the different steps of the recycling value chain  Former goods becoming waste  Waste is collected  Waste is dismantled – hazardous components or materials removed  Waste is sorted and separated  Separated material fractions are recovered  Different cases by country / scheme / PRO  Need of legal certainty  Access to waste and ownership of the waste and its fractions are key issues for waste management operators Material ownership Session 4: towards guidance for policy makers – OECD Global Forum on Environment 17-19 June 2014, Tokyo, Japan
  4. 4.  Either a fear or a reality of unfair competition from the PROs  a reality in some countries where they own treatment facilities  a ban in others where Competition Authority prohibit them to collect and treat waste  Negative effects for investments and R&D  Need for balance between traceability and operational privacy  Creation of a neutral entity to conduct audits and ensure the traceability Operational Privacy Session 4: towards guidance for policy makers – OECD Global Forum on Environment 17-19 June 2014, Tokyo, Japan
  5. 5.  This concept could be impacted in EPR for many reasons:  A large number of stakeholders and a role confusion  A young model with a framework to strengthen and refine  A confusion between competitive and public interests  Integrate OECD “National best practices in Competitive Neutrality into EPR Guidelines Competitive Neutrality Session 4: towards guidance for policy makers – OECD Global Forum on Environment 17-19 June 2014, Tokyo, Japan
  6. 6.  EPR goals defined by the OECD  Prevent wastes at the source  Promote eco-design  Support the public recycling and the materials management goals  Experience shows EPR Schemes evolve over time, it follows that there should be a review period set at appropriate intervals  Where EPR schemes have become economically self-sustaining fees must evolve to be dedicated to monitoring. Sustainability & responsibility, physically or economically Session 4: towards guidance for policy makers – OECD Global Forum on Environment 17-19 June 2014, Tokyo, Japan
  7. 7.  Encouraging the producer to integrate environmental concerns in his product design  use of non-hazardous materials  design for reuse, refurbishment, and ultimately recycling.  Eco-design and Circular economy Manufacturers’ Product Design Session 4: towards guidance for policy makers – OECD Global Forum on Environment 17-19 June 2014, Tokyo, Japan
  8. 8. Summary 1. Recyclers’ role: Recyclers from private industry should be given a voice in the management of EPR Schemes. They have a role to play in the governance but also in the technical and operational expertise 2. Material ownership: Ensure clarity at key stages of the recycling value chain who own the End-of-Life goods and the materials derived from them, to improve both economic efficiency and incentives to recycle, as recyclable materials have increasing value in a circular economy 3. Operational Privacy: Respect the confidentiality of know-how and R & D ; create an intermediate entity for audits and traceability 4. Competitive neutrality: The OECD should address specific guidelines for the EPR case. 5. Sustainability: Where EPR schemes have become economically self-sustaining allievates fees on recyclables and reconsider producers financial responsibility 6. Manufacturers’ Product Design: should take into account waste prevention and waste minimisation by facilitating: repair; to enable depollution and material recycling, and so encourage the use of recycled material in manufacturing Session 4: towards guidance for policy makers – OECD Global Forum on Environment 17-19 June 2014, Tokyo, Japan
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