Numero #46

2023 Extended Producer Responsibility

Based on the "polluter pays" principle, extended producer responsibility (EPR) is one of the pillars for the development of a real and effective circular economy. However, its application, while well proven in some sectors (packaging, lubricating oils, tires), is still lagging behind in most industrial branches. With RM46 we examined the topic in depth and on a global scale, with interviews with international experts, case studies and an exclusive reportage.



The Importance of Responsibility
Emanuele Bompan
Towards a Global Harmonization of EPR
Patrick Schröder, Jack Barrie


A Matter of Principle
Emanuele Bompan. Interview with Roberto Coizet
Extended Producer Responsibility is Becoming Increasingly Extended
Giorgio Kaldor. Interview with Joachim Quoden
Africa is Working on an Ultimate Producer Responsibility
Antonella Ilaria Totaro. Interview with Jocelyne Landry Tsonang


The Future of Textile Waste Management
Simone Fant
WEEE: Searching for the Perfect System
Simone Fant
Batteries: From the Circular Economy to Geopolitics
Ferdinando Cotugno
The End of Rubble
Giorgia Marino
Design Them Better!
Marco Moro
The City of Waste
Giorgio Kaldor
Plastic Packaging: A Puzzle for the EU
Tosca Ballerini
Growing Responsible in Toyland
Giorgia Marino
USA: On the Long Road to EPR
Emanuele Bompan


Used Oils: CONOU’s Winning Model
Editorial Staff
Cobat Tessile, a Cross-cutting Approach to EPR
Simone Fant
Enel’s Circularity Strategy
Editorial Staff
Italian NRRP, a Golden Opportunity for Paper and Cardboard Recycling
Editorial Staff
CIAL, Circular Responsibility for Aluminium
Giorgio Kaldor

by Antonella Ilaria Totaro
EcoEx, the Digital Platform That Certifies EPR Compliance in India
ShareWares Revolutionizes EPR Starting with Takeaway Cups
Italy’s Re-Cig Collects and Recycles Cigarette Stubs
Coffee Pod Recycling in the UK with Podback

Fundamentally Flawed? Highs and Lows of EPR in the Netherlands
Laxmi Haigh

EU Circular Targets Challenge EPR Systems
Francesco Petrucci