February 6, 2024

EPR Unwrapped: Dive into the Recordings of our Engaging EPR Talks

You didn’t get a chance to participate in our launch event, the technical EPR series last December, or the forward-looking session on new aspects of EPR in January? Don’t worry – we’ve diligently uploaded the recordings of all past webinars to our GAP for EPR events page. And not just that, you can also find all of the presentations for easy access! 

As we’re kicking off the new year with full vigour, we’ll continue to ensure accessibility for all our events – After an insightful webinar on policy recommendations for EPR with Recycling Network Benelux, the Minderoo Foundation, and the ACEN Foundation on February 14th, the new year will include an Accelerator Session as part of the WCEF 2024, a side event at IFAT Fair, and a new round of technical sessions. 

Stay tuned for updates on our events page and join us as we jointly advance EPR! 

And for now, delve into our past sessions:  


Past events organised by the Global Action Partnership for EPR 

Launch event on October 19th, 2023 

On October 19th, the Global Action Partnership for Extended Producer Responsibility (GAP for EPR) celebrated the successful launch of its initiative in an international digital event. With 300 participants, the event showcased the potential and importance of a global network dedicated to advancing EPR practices.  

If you would like to learn more about the features of the GAP for EPR, check out the materials here: 



Event summary  

Panel highlights 


Technical Sessions Series with EPR Experts in December 2023 

At the launch event of the GAP for EPR, we received a myriad of technical questions on the set up and operation of an EPR scheme. These were answered by our EPR experts in three dedicated sessions: 


1. Common EPR set-ups and architectures Find the recording here, and the presentation here

2. Data needs and monitoring Find the recording here, and the presentation here

3. Costs, fees, and eco-modulation Find the recording here, and the presentation here 


Responsibility for the circular economy: new aspects of EPR and producer responsibility along the lifecycle in January 2024 

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has already been widely adopted by governments and its record of success in increasing material recovery rates has triggered a debate about expanding the use of the approach beyond the traditional use to cover end-of-life costs that occur at the domestic level. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), as part of an international consortium, have each recently published papers with discussion of relatively novel applications of EPR to environmental impacts (design considerations, pollution and littering, etc.) that occur throughout the product lifecycle. These papers explore both possibilities and potential limits of the EPR approach. 





Policy Recommendations to Make EPR a More Effective Tool – Insights from Europe in Febuary 2024

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes have been widely implemented in different sectors within the European Union (EU). While they had a positive impact on collection and recycling rates, experts criticise their limited effects on waste prevention. The question remains: how can we unlock their full potential? In this webinar, Janine Röling (Recycling Network Benelux, RNB) and Axel Darut (Minderoo Foundation) presented concrete proposals for the EU context out of their recently published paper Let’s reshape EPR – for a game changing policy tool that supports prevention, reuse, separate collection and high-quality recycling. The subsequent discussion introduced by Piotr Barczak (ACEN Foundation) centered around making use of these considerations from the EU in non-European contexts.