Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) (also called "Producer Takeback") is a product and waste management system in which manufacturers – not the consumer or government – take responsibility for the environmentally safe management of their product when it is no longer useful or discarded. When manufacturers take responsibility for the recycling of their own products they:
Do we have Producer Responsibility in the US? Some companies are taking responsibility voluntarily for their old products. While we don't have a national policy requiring producer responsibility, many States are passing laws requiring it within their states. Learn more about state legislation here.
Recycling provides manufacturers with the option of implementing a mail back program in an effort to comply and/or offer additional services to consumers within a state. This no-cost program to consumers provides a pre-paid shipping label that ensures the electronic is returned directly to a Lonestar Recycling facility for recycling. Lonestar Recycling manages and oversees the entire mail-back program to provide a no burden solution for manufacturers.