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Extended Producer Responsibility Project

Posted on 28 October 2020

Media Releases
Building on its No Plastics in Nature initiative, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines releases a report entitled "Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Scheme Assessment for Plastic Packaging Waste in the Philippines"

The report shows that Filipinos consume a yearly average of 20kg of plastics, from which 15.43kg/cap/year becomes waste. Insufficient recycling capacities for high value recyclables (i.e. PET, PP, HDPE) and the high volume of low value plastics (including sachets) are factors that affect the country’s low plastic recycling rate, at 9%, about 35% of plastic wastes leakages into the environment.
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WWF Releases Report Proposing Effective Solution to Mitigate Plastic Pollution in Malaysia.

In September 2020, WWF released a report entitled “Study on EPR Scheme Assessment for Packaging Waste in Malaysia”. In the report, WWF identifies the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme as a critical and effective policy tool in holding manufacturers accountable for the end-of-life impacts of their plastic products and packaging. EPR as a policy instrument also encourages adoption of holistic eco-design among the business sector. The WWF report proposes a customised EPR scheme towards addressing Malaysia’s plastic waste pollution.
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No Plastic in Nature: WWF Global Strategy
Together with our partners, WWF has developed an innovative approach to plastic pollution. Moving beyond clean-up alone, we are tackling the root causes of plastic pollution. We aim to accelerate a transition to a global circular plastics economy, with a focus on material and product redesign, consumer behavior and circular waste management.

Our strategy focuses on two levels of plastic pollution, in particular: reducing the use of plastics by redesigning materials and products on the one hand; and stopping the leakage by creating circular waste management systems for plastics on the other.

WWF Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Project

WWF has identified the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme as a critical policy tool with a track record in holding manufacturers accountable for the end-of-life impacts of their plastic products and packaging, as well as encouraging holistic eco-design in the business sector.

In this way, and by facilitating partnerships among various stakeholders and sharing best practices globally, our EPR project, is promoting and enhancing the adoption of EPR schemes, reducing plastic leakage into nature, and helping to deliver a circular economy.

Please find a more detailed overview of the EPR project here.

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WWF EPR Team

If you would like to learn more about our work, please contact WWF's EPR team.


Xin (Vivian) Chen
Global EPR Project Manager
© WWF/ Xin Chen


Jazlyn Lee
Corporate Engagement Manager 
EPR Coordinator - South East Asia
© WWF-Malaysia / Jazlyn Lee
Plastic waste at the Thilafushi waste disposal site, Maldives
© Shutterstock / Mohamed Abdulraheew / WWF