EPR* Regulations 2020 Kenya – Guidelines for Efficient Waste Management

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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is defined as an environmental protection strategy that makes the manufacturer of the product responsible for the entire life cycle of the product and especially for the take-back, recycling, and final disposal of the product (Lindhqvist, 2000; Khetriwal et al., 2009).

It is one of the surest ways of implementing the “Polluter pays principle” including mainstreaming of circularity in Kenya’s economy. EPR Regulations 2020 mission is to make producers responsible for the environmental impacts of their products throughout the product chain, from design to the post-consumer phase. The aim of the EPR is to enhance resource use efficiency, stimulate innovation, spur recycling and reduce the amount of waste destined for final disposal.

This primer purposes to show how the regulation would alleviate the burden on County and national governments for managing end-of-life products, reduce the amount of waste destined for final disposal, and increase rates of recycling.

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