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About this Publication: Plastic Clamshell Container Case Study: The Potential Impacts of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in California on Global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Title: Plastic Clamshell Container Case Study: The Potential Impacts of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in California on Global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
Date Published on the Web: 11/20/2012
Document Date: 5/15/2012
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Publication Type: Case study
Publication Number: DRRR-2012-01431
Description: This case study supports responsibilities of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) under the California Air Resources Board Scoping Plan to address greenhouse gas emissions through an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) approach. This case study is concerned with the production and end-of-life management of single-use folding plastic containers, known as “clamshells,” commonly used to contain food for takeout from restaurants. Specifically, this case study assesses the energy and greenhouse gas implications of using different materials and end-of-life management methods for plastic clamshell containers.
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  Business Waste Reduction
Extended Producer Responsibility


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