EPR and DRS in Washington State – Phase II

12th February 2021

by Sarah Edwards, Sydnee Grushack

Eunomia was commissioned by the King County Responsible Recycling Task Force (Washington State) to carry out a three-phase study to contribute to the development of a feasible model for a beverage container deposit system.

The Phase II study looked at how a beverage container deposit system  in Washington State could work as a separate, stand-alone program without a complementary EPR system.

The study proposes a design for a best-in-class deposit system for Washington State and makes a series of recommendations on:

  • Obligated parties
  • Obligated materials
  • Targets
  • Deposit rate
  • Infrastructure
  • Fraud mitigation
  • Reporting
  • Collection and reprocessing
  • System finances

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