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Waste Management Reform and Revision of Packaging and Packaging Waste EPR System. The Case of Finland

Cerniauskaite, Inga LU (2013) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN41 20131
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
The packaging waste problem was realized a couple decades ago. The effectiveness of waste policy instruments and EPR schemes for packaging and packaging waste is still being discussed in Europe. Finland like other EU Member states has transposed EU waste legislation into the national law. An EPR system for packaging and packaging waste in Finland was introduced in 1997. Plenty of changes to this EPR scheme were set by the new Finnish Waste Act in 2012. The revised waste legislation tries to address defects of the primary EPR system. Unclear allocation of responsibilities between various involved actors, intensified recovery rather than recycling and free-riding problem are among those issues. This thesis aims to explain the development of... (More)
The packaging waste problem was realized a couple decades ago. The effectiveness of waste policy instruments and EPR schemes for packaging and packaging waste is still being discussed in Europe. Finland like other EU Member states has transposed EU waste legislation into the national law. An EPR system for packaging and packaging waste in Finland was introduced in 1997. Plenty of changes to this EPR scheme were set by the new Finnish Waste Act in 2012. The revised waste legislation tries to address defects of the primary EPR system. Unclear allocation of responsibilities between various involved actors, intensified recovery rather than recycling and free-riding problem are among those issues. This thesis aims to explain the development of the Finnish EPR system for packaging waste and to analyze the effectiveness of the scheme. Introduced changes and perceptions of various stakeholders are presented in this paper too. Finally, lessons that could be learned from Finnish case and good experiences from other European EPR systems that might be useful to know are discussed in the end. (Less)
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author
Cerniauskaite, Inga LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Extended Producer Responsibility, Packaging and Packaging waste, Finnish waste reform.
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2013:13
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
4091823
date added to LUP
2013-10-14 13:17:28
date last changed
2013-10-14 13:17:28
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  abstract     = {The packaging waste problem was realized a couple decades ago. The effectiveness of waste policy instruments and EPR schemes for packaging and packaging waste is still being discussed in Europe. Finland like other EU Member states has transposed EU waste legislation into the national law. An EPR system for packaging and packaging waste in Finland was introduced in 1997. Plenty of changes to this EPR scheme were set by the new Finnish Waste Act in 2012. The revised waste legislation tries to address defects of the primary EPR system. Unclear allocation of responsibilities between various involved actors, intensified recovery rather than recycling and free-riding problem are among those issues. This thesis aims to explain the development of the Finnish EPR system for packaging waste and to analyze the effectiveness of the scheme. Introduced changes and perceptions of various stakeholders are presented in this paper too. Finally, lessons that could be learned from Finnish case and good experiences from other European EPR systems that might be useful to know are discussed in the end.},
  author       = {Cerniauskaite, Inga},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Extended Producer Responsibility,Packaging and Packaging waste,Finnish waste reform.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Waste Management Reform and Revision of Packaging and Packaging Waste EPR System. The Case of Finland},
  year         = {2013},
}