Regulations established upon prolonged manufacturer accountability (EPR) target to minimize the environmental affects of goods via inducing layout adjustments, when it comes to an extension of producer's accountability. because the early Nineteen Nineties, a few international locations have EPR-based regulations regarding end-of-life administration of chosen product teams. The incorporation of incentive mechanisms for layout switch in an EPR programme is, notwithstanding, seemed to face a variety of demanding situations, in particular for sturdy, advanced items. This publication, released initially in 2004 as a PhD thesis, offers units of in-depth review reports performed looking for EPR programmes which include the theoretically anticipated incentive mechanisms in perform. It argues that the presence of necessary EPR programmes do supply optimistic affects for the environmental layout ideas of brands, specifically whilst implementation relies upon varieties of so referred to as person accountability the place person manufacturers imagine accountability for the end-of-life administration in their personal items. It highlights a number of concrete implementation mechanisms for person accountability and their crucial elements.

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