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  1. 1. Present State and Challenges of EPR Schemes in OECD Countries and Emerging Economies OECD Global Forum on Environment: Promoting Sustainable Materials Management Through Extended Producer Responsibility June 19, 2014 Tokyo, Japan Garth Hickle Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  2. 2. Factors for Successful Implementation of EPR Ensure a “level playing field” that encompasses broad range of products and producers within category Address question of competition Clarify role of municipalities Institute adequate reporting from program participants to promote transparency Balance local circumstances with importance of inter- jurisdictional policy consistency 2
  3. 3. Design for Environment Financing models that assign costs by brand Individual producer responsibility Collective responsibility Allocate responsibility by category or brand Fee setting by recyclability (differentiated fees) “Disruptor” fees Fees based on product certifications Material restrictions Disclosure of RoHS compliance Procurement requirements EPEAT and other standards and certifications 3
  4. 4. Implementation Factors to Support Downstream Processing Regulatory definitions for end of life options Reporting and material tracking Third-party auditing and certification R2, WEELABEX, Recognition and integration of informal sector Regulatory mechanisms (e.g. facility permits) 4
  5. 5. For more information: Garth Hickle Product Stewardship Team Leader Minnesota Pollution Control Agency St. Paul, USA +1 651-757-2434 garth.hickle@state.mn.us 5

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