Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach that places a significant responsibility for the treatment or disposal of post-consumer products into the hands of the producers and manufacturers. Assigning such responsibility is perceived to increase incentives to prevent waste at the source, while promoting product design for the environment as well as supporting the achievements of public recycling and materials management goals. In ASEAN, states are primarily considering EPR to combat plastic waste leakage, particularly into waterways and the natural environment. This document is a snapshot of the current EPR policy landscape in ASEAN for Q1 and Q2 of 2023.
The US-ABC Sustainability Committee has created an EPR Status Identification Scale to better understand the current progress of EPR in ASEAN countries. Reference the table below for a snapshot on EPR in the region.