The EPR Toolbox was finalised and published

Bonn • 22. September 2020

The EPR Toolbox was finalised and published

The toolbox on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging has been finalised and we are pleased to announce that the material of the toolbox is now available for download. The EPR Toolbox contains various training materials which, among other things, explain how an EPR system can be established, what possible financing mechanisms exist and how the informal sector can be involved in a sustainable waste management as well.

The EPR Toolbox was developed by the working groups “Conserving resources” and “Closing packaging cycles” and is a collection of internationally relevant know-how on the topic of EPR for packaging. It aims at promoting the knowledge exchange and enhancing the further development of EPR systems worldwide.

The toolbox was developed for the application in low- and middle-income countries, in particular. It is aimed at decision-makers in these target countries, including public institutions, policy advisors and the private sector as well as researchers and students from various fields who wish to acquire a more in-depth understanding of the complex issue of EPR.

The materials consist of 14 factsheets, 13 presentations, 5 country reports, exercises and FAQs. Most of the training materials (factsheets, country reports and FAQs) are available for download here. In the upcoming weeks, an interactive PDF, which bundles all documents, will also be published on this website. In addition, a video series is currently being produced to complement the training materials. It is expected to be finalised in November 2020.
The presentations and exercises will soon be available exclusively in the PREVENT members’ area. A separate e-mail on this topic will soon be send out to all PREVENT members.

The toolbox was developed by cyclos GmbH on behalf of the PREVENT Waste Alliance. The expertise of cyclos GmbH was enhanced by around 60 PREVENT members who shared their extensive knowledge on this topic. Among others, feedback received from actors in Ghana and Indonesia was incorporated to ensure the applicability in different country contexts. GIZ experts from various countries also shared their expertise.

We would like to thank all contributing parties for their cooperation and commitment!