Today the County sent letters of support for three bills that would establish Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs in California. EPR requires manufacturers and retailers to take greater responsibility for reducing the life-cycle impacts of their products and packaging, including providing take-back programs for unwanted products.
The three supported EPR bills are:
- AB 403 (Stone/Eggman) related to home-generated medical sharps
- AB 488 (Williams) related to primary household batteries
- AB 727 (Jackson) related to unwanted household pharmaceuticals
You can track the status of these bills on California's legislative information website.
Read more about EPR programs on our Product Stewardship page.