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UPSTREAM Quarterly – April 2016

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Trade Associations Dig in their Heels at EPR for Packaging Hearings

By Jamie Rhodes, Program Director

Another legislative session has begun, bringing with it the unending possibility of new policies in states across the country.  For the fourth year running, Rhode Island, as part of an evaluation of its existing recycling collection and sorting system, has proposed an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program for packaging materials.  The conversation will be different in each state, yet there are a number of lessons to pull from the hearings and stakeholder engagement in Lil’ Rhody that are informative for readers across the country. Continue reading