San Francisco Resolution Targets Manufacturers

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution urging the state for legislation to shift waste management costs from local governments to product manufacturers.

The resolution calls for legislation based on the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) framework policy passed by the California Integrated Waste Management Board earlier this year. The policy is designed to encourage manufacturers to redesign their products to make them less toxic, more durable, and easier to reuse, recycle and compost.

“Our county is committed to continuing and expanding support for EPR policies and environmental sustainability,” said Jake McGoldrick, member of the board of supervisors and author of the EPR framework resolution, in a press release. “Legislation will push the EPR effort forward and promote smart design that protects the environment and saves money by preventing costly waste.”