Curated Session: Resource Management & Waste Diversion

View of International Adoption of Extended Producer Responsibility (1 CEU)

Monday, September 25, 2017
15:30 – 16:30
Room 310

Moderator: Joachim Quoden, ISWA Working Group on Governance and Legal Issues

In this session people will learn how various continents and/or countries have implemented Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in their jurisdiction, starting with a general overview of the recently updated Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines on EPR, to the situation in North and South America to country updates from Chile and Israel. The session will finalize with the introduction of the brand new ISWA project on EPR, which shall compile a kind of global inventory for EPR.


The situation in Latin America

Fabricio Soler, Partner, Environment and Sustainability Department, Felsberg Advogados, Brazil

Fabricio Soler

Fabricio Soler is well known for his work in the waste law field, having participated in the drafting of the Brazilian Policy on Solid Waste. He has been active in sector agreements, EPR, reverse logistics, shared and post-consumer responsibility, PPP and concessions in the area of urban sanitation and the management of solid waste. He holds a Master’s degree in environmental law and executive MBA in Infrastructure. He is a public speaker, author of books and articles, and is a professor for many post-graduate courses.

Product Stewardship in the U.S.

Scott Cassel, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Product Stewardship Institute, Massachusetts

Scott Cassel

Scott Cassel is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), a national, membership-based nonprofit committed to reducing the health, safety, and environmental impacts of consumer products across their lifecycles with a strong focus on sustainable end-of-life management. Mr. Cassel has over 30 years of experience in product and waste management issues. Prior to founding PSI in 2000, Mr. Cassel served as the Director of Waste Policy and Planning for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. He is a founding board member/past-president of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA), and a founding board member of the Global Product Stewardship Council. Mr. Cassel has a master’s degree in environmental policy and dispute resolution from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in Geology and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Reid Lifset, Research Scientist, Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Connecticut

Reid Lifset

Reid Lifset is a research scientist and resident Fellow in industrial ecology on the faculty of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, an international peer-reviewed bi-monthly headquartered at and owned by Yale University and published by Wiley. In addition, he serves as the associate director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program and the Yale Program on Solid Waste Policy. Mr. Reid’s research focuses on the application of industrial ecology to novel problems and research areas and the evolution of extended producer responsibility (EPR). He is a member of the governing council of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE). He did his graduate work in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in management at Yale University.

Kobi Dar, CEO, TAMIR

Kobi Dar

since 2011, the founder and the first CEO of the industry owned PRO in Israel. Leading behavioral and environmental change with corporation of government, local authorities, industry and population, in a period of cost reduction and social and public protest it is a challenge.