Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a key concept for ‘closing the loop’ in the packaging value chain, in line with circular economy principles. It is based on the principle that whoever introduces packaging or packaged goods into a country’s market remains responsible for it until the end of the packaging life cycle, including after disposal. 

The “Rethinking Plastics – Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter” project supports the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Vietnam in developing a legal framework on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). 

The EPR Policy Brief is a framework document for decision-makers to address the key principles and share international experiences on EPR mechanisms and legal frameworks.