EPR Packaging Requirements
We assist companies comply with environmental laws, including SB 54, California's new extended producer ("EPR") law. We have decades of experience with California and federal environmental laws and have handled a wide range of counseling and enforcement matters. Representative projects include assisting a recycling company implement new best practices for handling stormwater; advising a leader in the national transportation industry about compliance with truck & bus regulations; and assisting an international printing company respond to customer inquiries about its supply chain and compliance with various laws and standards.
Due to California's outsized economy and its position as a leader in consumer product initiatives -- such as Proposition 65, SB 54 (see paragraph below) green chemistry, and other packaging and labeling requirements -- both national and international companies are looking to understand and comply with California laws, sometimes on a proactive basis and sometimes in response to inquiries from their customers. We track developments in the field and help clients handle compliance inquiries up and down the supply chain.
We are actively involved with California's Plastic Pollution Reduction & Packaging Producer Responsibility Act ("SB 54") through participation in the National Stewardship Action Council's SB 54 Working Group, where we chair the Subcommittee on Labeling, End Markets, Education & Communication. SB 54 represents one of the most significant pieces of environmental laws passed in decades at either the state or federal level and will have a major impact on companies that conduct business in California.
We are associated with EPR Group Consulting, a new consulting firm designed to assist companies comply with all of the new state EPR packaging initatives, including California, Colorado, Maine, and Oregon, on a nation-wide basis.
We are spearheading an effort by IR Global, Inc. an international consortium of law firms and financial professionals, to create a national and international network of legal professionals who can provide legal advice about EPR packaging laws as needed on a nation-wide and global basis. EGC is IR Global's only California environmental law member.