EPR Programs on Food Packaging: Balancing Source Reduction with Food Safety

All four states with packaging EPR laws in the U.S. – Maine, Oregon, Colorado, and California – encompass food packaging, but there is no widely accepted model that aligns the programs. Packaging producers must balance the need to assure the integrity and safety of packaging while meeting EPR goals of material reduction, reuse, and recycling. Read more in Food Safety Magazine, June 12, 2023.