Policy Report
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Policy in East Asia - in Consideration of International Resource Circulation-
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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Policy in East Asia - in Consideration of International Resource Circulation-

2009-11

This report summarizes the current situations and challenges that developing Asia faces in introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). It also discusses various problems experienced by Japan, Korea and Taiwan after the introduction of EPR mechanisms prior to other Asian countries. It then explores issues related to international resource circulation and domestic recycling mechanisms based on the EPR concept. By doing so, the report will present major issues associated with the adoption and dissemination of EPR-related environmental policies in developing countries. It will also examine opportunities to introduce new policy tools that respond to the growing globalization of environmental issues.

(Hayama)