While Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes (EPR) are increasingly used across Member States to finance proper waste management, ensuring EPR contributes efficiently to transition towards a more circular is essential. The workshop discussed the take-aways, benefits but also shortcomings of EPR Schemes, in order to focus on the various areas of improvements. Particular emphasis was placed on the role played by eco-modulation of fees.
- Why are EPR Schemes needed and are they the silver bullet to transition towards a more circular economy?
- Eco-modulation of fees, from theory to practice, what are the key ingredients of the recipe?
- Harmonisation vs. subsidiarity, striking the right balance for extended producers’ responsibility.
- Jaoquim Quoden, Managing Director of EXPRA - Introduction
- Silvija Aile, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Environment, European Commission
- Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General, EuRIC
- Timothy Glaz, Head of Corporate Affairs, Werner & Mertz
- Marco Musso, Policy Officer on Fiscal Reform for Circular Economy and Carbon Neutrality, EEB
- Arthur ten Wolde, Executive Director of Ecopreneur, Moderator of the panel discussion
- Cynthia Reynolds, Founder & Systems Architect of Circular Regions for "Interactive exchange for stakeholder input on data points for mapping EPR schemes"
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