Future perspectives on the role of extended producer responsibility within a circular economy: A Delphi study using the case of the Netherlands

Kieran Campbell‐Johnston*, Maurits Munck, Walter J. V. Vermeulen, Chris Backes

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4054-4067
JournalBusiness Strategy and the Environment
Volume30
Issue number8
Early online date5 Jul 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Delphi study
  • The Netherlands
  • circular economy
  • extended producer responsibility
  • recycling

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