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Multiple states unveil efforts to reduce single-use plastic

February 17th, 2021 / By: / Industry News, Marine, News

State legislators from nine states–California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington–recently announced a coordinated effort to establish single-use packaging reductions by holding producers responsible for the end-of-life management of plastic packaging, according to reporting from the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Each measure follows the extended producer responsibility (EPR) model initiative or puts in place a long-term plan for a state to reach EPR’s targets. EPR is a strategy to incorporate all environmental costs associated with a product throughout the product’s life cycle.