AMERIPEN Plans Webinars on Extended Producer Responsibility

A six-part webinar series that starts in February will explore the impacts on extended producer responsibility (EPR) along the packaging value chain.

Sponsored by AMERIPENAmerican Institute for Packaging and the Environment, the webinars that start Feb. 15 will explain how EPR regulations work and how they are being implemented in some states. The series is free to AMERIPEN members but can be attended by nonmembers for a $75 fee for one webinar or $375 for the series. Government or nonprofit organizations can register at half off, according to a news release from AMERIPEN.

“The series is designed to help attendees understand the intricacies of EPR for packaging, how it may impact their organizations, and how to engage with emerging legislation, rulemaking, and program design,” the news release says.

The schedule for the series called “Packaging EPR Has Arrived in the U.S.—Now What?” that runs until July 12 is below:

  • Feb. 15, 12 p.m. EST: What and Where is Packaging Producer Responsibility?
  • March 15, 12 p.m. EST: States Perspectives on Implementation  
  • April 19, 12 p.m. EST: Understanding Producer Responsibility Organizations and Management Structures
  • May 17, 12 p.m. EST: Considering Compostable and Hard-to-Recycle Materials
  • June 12, 12 p.m. EST: Role of Market Development in Packaging Producer Responsibility
  • July 12, 12 p.m. EST: Influencing Packaging Design through Eco-modulation

The event details and more information can be found on the AMERIPEN website.