“…Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) cedes grassroots control over recycling, creating a giant corporate-managed ecosystem that could overpower smaller municipalities and small recyclers. “In other words, citizens would give up their right to vote on solid waste management and recycling decision-making, and be forced to rely on consumer actions to address beverage industry fiat,” Neil Seldman, a waste expert with the Institute of Local Self-Reliance, wrote in 2018.”

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