Around the world, more and more waste is ending up in the environment. People are throwing away a lot, but there’s not enough funding and expertise in sustainable waste management. Policy makers and civil society are trying to solve this problem through something called Extended Producer Responsibility, or EPR. EPR holds companies more responsible for the impacts of what they produce by requiring them to finance, and often also manage, the recycling, reuse, or disposal of their products and packaging. So EPR is a way to demand that the producers who profit from products take responsibility for cleaning them up.