The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final National Recycling Strategy, released yesterday, includes prominent mention of “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) as a prime example of programs that advance the “circular economy” by increasing “materials recovery at the state and
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As the U.S. EPA embarks on a full review of regulations addressing the sale, distribution and use of five “persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic” (PBT) substances, the agency already is proposing to extend until 2024 the compliance date with the existing
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(Virtually – once again) Live from San Francisco, Kelley Green Law Blog is reporting today from the Prop 65 Clearinghouse 2021 Conference … the largest annual gathering of stakeholders from the full spectrum of actors involved with California’s “Proposition 65,”
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Signaling a notable advance in “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) policies, on July 13, Maine became the first U.S. state to require companies to pay fees related to the type and quantity of packaging for products sold in the state, in
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(Virtually) Live from San Francisco, Kelley Green Law Blog is reporting today from the Prop 65 Clearinghouse 2020 Conference …. the largest annual assemblage dedicated to the legal niche that is California’s “Proposition 65.” The Conference is always a unique
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The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) announced last week that it will not begin enforcement of the Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program until January 2, 2020.  Previously, NYDEC had delayed enforcement until October 2 for compliance with
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