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A better principle for recycling

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We Americans generated 250 million tons of trash last year, nearly half of it consumer packaging. Only about a third was recycled. More of it could be, and would be if the concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR) became standard in this country. With EPR, companies are responsible for collecting and recycling the packaging they create. There are laws requiring it in European nations such as Germany and Denmark, as well as Japan and parts ...

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