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EPR for Packaging: U.S. State Developments and Trends 

11 Oct 2023
Plastic Waste Free World
State-level activity pertaining to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging has been advancing at an unprecedented pace and scale in recent years. While the EPR schemes that have been adopted thus far in four states (Maine, Oregon, Colorado, and California) are in their infancy, the requirements, particulars, and timelines vary significantly. In addition, at least ten additional states are considering one or more proposed EPR laws related to packaging. The adopted laws and proposed bills include ambitious requirements related to recycling rates, source reduction, post-consumer recycled content, and elimination of chemicals of concern, which will have a significant impact on the packaging supply chain. With the breadth and volume of activity in this space, it is extremely challenging for industry to stay abreast of the latest developments. This presentation will provide a high-level overview of the current, and quickly evolving, landscape and familiarize you with some general EPR concepts.  
Rachel Bond, Partner - Keller and Heckman LLP