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Extended Product Responsibility

The prevention and reduction of environmental pollution, as well as the promotion of sustainable consumption and production (SCP), are fundamental to safeguard the Earth's capacity to support life, to respect the limits of the planet's natural resources, and to ensure a high level of regenerative development. Consumption and production of goods contribute significantly to global warming, pollution, material use, the increase of hazardous waste, and the depletion of the planet's natural resources. Extended product responsibility establishes a framework that supports and encourages SCP. In contrast to Extended Producer Responsibility, which places the burden on the producer, Extended Product Responsibility stresses that all the actors in a product chain should work together to ensure more efficient use of natural resources, thereby reducing waste and energy during ...

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