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Policy and Insights

Expert research, cost modelling, advice and services.

We provide expert research, cost modelling, advice and services to help international organisations, national governments, local authorities and businesses develop and implement waste prevention and recycling policies.

We are working with national governments around the world to shape policy decisions that can be developed into actions that prevent waste.

Governments can come under intense pressure to combat issues such as food waste or plastic pollution and with climate change legislation, the environment is front and centre of the public’s minds.

Our technical experts are regularly called upon to advise and also provide ongoing technical support in the form of tools, guidance and reports.

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a regulatory mechanism used to finance costs associated to the environmentally friendly management of a product or its packaging once it reaches its end-of-life by placing such costs on manufacturers or sellers (‘producers’).

Consumption of a wide range of products continues to grow rapidly across the world and emissions associated with consumption and resources represent around 45% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore imperative that problematic waste is tackled.

WRAP believe there is an opportunity to work with governments and business across the world to tackle this ever-growing problem and that EPR plays an important role.

Find out more about Extended Producer Responsibility at WRAP