Business Case

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Benefits of Product Stewardship and Extended Producer Responsibility:

  • Product stewardship programs can save local governments money spent on household hazardous waste (HHW) and other waste management programs; and
  • More recycling opportunities and less disposal helps states, counties and muncipalities reach their goals

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Existing Illinois EPR Laws:

Financial and Economic Benefits of Product Stewardship
Product stewardship programs - from  EPR to voluntary industry-run take-back programs - have been creating financial, economic and environmental benefits for more than 10 years in the United States. Still, there is more that we can do to turn our "waste into food" and revitalize our manufacturing industry, retain valuable raw materials and earth metals in the U.S., and reduce the costly burden of current waste management practices on taxpayers and local governments.