Free EPR Masterclass Webinar!

How to Ensure a Level Playing Field with Multiple PROs

May 27, 2021 – 17:00 – 18:30 (CEST); 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (EDT)

EPR Masterclass Continues in 2021 Back by popular demand, the EPR Masterclass webinar series relaunched in 2021 with a new lineup of trending topics. Join Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance (EXPRA), the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) with hosting by Parpounas Sustainability Consultants (PSC), for the second webinar of a four-part series, to explore EPR from diverse stakeholder perspectives.

One of the biggest decisions when developing an EPR bill is whether producers are required to form a single Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) or can choose to form several PROs. In the case of competing PROs, it is essential to ensure a level playing field by creating an independent entity like a clearinghouse or a central agency.

This need was anticipated in the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package, which sought to ensure that, in the case of multiple PROs, each entity would have the same or equivalent obligations to ensure fairness.

This webinar will feature expert speakers, including a consultant to the European Investment Bank about managing multiple PROs in Romania’s packaging EPR program; a government official from Ontario, Canada helping to transition the province to a new EPR governance structure; and a U.S. non-profit functioning as the country’s only active clearinghouse on an electronics EPR program in the state of Illinois. These speakers will discuss their roles in managing multiple PROs to avoid cherry picking, creative reporting, and other program inefficiencies, and to develop equitable programs. They will also cover the benefits and drawbacks of single PRO and multiple PRO systems, and various governance models for managing multiple PROs. 

PSI’s Founder and CEO, Scott Cassel, will join Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, EXPRA and the following speakers:
-Jason Linnell, Executive Director, National Center for Electronics Recycling
-Alina Oberdorfer, Solid Waste Engineer, JASPERS
-Mary Cummins, Deputy Registrar, Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority

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