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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Stewardship

Summary: June 5, 2007, Strategic Policy Development Committee Public Workshop

Workshop: Producer Responsibility: Overview of Policy Considerations and Existing Implementation Approaches--Setting the Stage for Implementation of Strategic Direction #5

The following documents are available at

  • Agenda
  • Background Paper
  • CIWMB Staff Presentation
  • List of Speakers

Additional information regarding EPR can be found below:

List of Speakers
Organization Type Organization Name Name and Title
Non-government Heal the Bay Alexandra Tower, Ph.D.
Non-government Green Purchasing Institute Alicia Culver, Executive Director
Non-government Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Sheila Davis, Executive Director
Non-government Sierra Club California Bill Magavern, Senior Legislative Representative
Local Government San Francisco Dept. of the Environment Debbie Raphael, Program Manager Toxics Reduction/Green Building
Local Government California Product Stewardship Council Carol Misseldine, Director
Non-government, voluntary coalition GreenBlue, Sustainable Packaging Coalition Anne Johnson, Senior Program Manager
Vendor/retailer Used Oil Certified Collection Centers Dr. Dennis Tootelian, Professor of Marketing, California State University, Sacramento
Recycler Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) Norm England, President
Recycler Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR) Paul Abernathy, Executive Director
Manufacturer Philips Electronics
  • Pat Becker, LC TSR-Technical Support Representative, Philips Lighting Company
  • Ric Erdheim, Senior Counsel
Manufacturer Bentley Prince Street Carpet (part of Interface, Inc.) Judy Pike, Director, Sustainability and Supply Management
Manufacturer Steelcase Furniture Denise VanValkenburg
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Product Take Back Group, Roseville, CA Heather Bowman, Business Policy Manager
Consultant R3 Consulting Group Heidi Sanborn

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