NWPSC well represented at the 2023 WSRA Conference

The Northwest Product Stewardship Council was well represented at the 43rd Annual Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) Conference in Yakima in May 2023. Besides a booth, there was a session on the Future of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) in WA (including the possibility of an EPR program for HHW) as well as a workshop about EPR – Past, Present & Future. Both had a great turnout and good discussions about EPR. Attendees became more familiar with the existing EPR programs in WA such as E-Cycle, LightRecycle, Safe Medication Return and PaintCare. They also got a deeper understanding of key elements of EPR such as the roles and responsibilities of producers, cost coverage and local government reimbursement, convenient and equitable access to collection, and EPR costs and product prices.