Future perspectives on the role of extended producer responsibility within a circular economy: A Delphi study using the case of the Netherlands
Campbell‐Johnston, Kieran; Munck, Maurits; Vermeulen, Walter J. V.; Backes, Chris
Walter J. V. Vermeulen
Mrs Claire Lea C.Lea@hull.ac.uk
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a proposed policy approach to promoting the circular economy (CE) within the European Union. This research used a policy Delphi to explore perspectives on improving EPR policies to further contribute to the CE goals of the Netherlands. Both the potential improvement and critical reflections discussed by CE and EPR experts and practitioners from this study contribute to a more detailed understanding of the future governance of CE practices. We present various activities to improve EPR and insights from Delphi participants that emerged from the study. This paper shows that whilst actors agree, in essence, that there is a need for modifying EPR, what the specific changes to the form are and to whom the new responsibilities apply is contested.
Campbell‐Johnston, K., Munck, M., Vermeulen, W. J. V., & Backes, C. (2021). Future perspectives on the role of extended producer responsibility within a circular economy: A Delphi study using the case of the Netherlands. Business strategy and the environment : BSE, 30(8), 4054-4067. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2856
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jun 21, 2021|
|Online Publication Date||Jul 5, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Jan 13, 2022|
|Publicly Available Date||Jan 24, 2022|
|Journal||Business Strategy and the Environment|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Circular economy; Delphi study; Extended producer responsibility; Recycling; The Netherlands|
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