Webinar about role of PROs in EPR implementation worldwide and recommendations for Vietnam


On 20th September 2023, Vietnam Circular Economy Hub will hold Webinar #5: Role of PROs in EPR implementation worldwide and recommendations for Vietnam, from 14h00 – 17h00. You can register here.

In the context of the forthcoming enforcement of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy starting in 2024, producers and importers of batteries, lubricating oils, inner tubes, tires, and certain products with packaging will be mandated to recycle their products themselves or through a designated third party, known as a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO). International experience has demonstrated that PROs play a pivotal role in enhancing the effectiveness of EPR implementation by substantially reducing the cost and logistical challenges associated with managing packaging waste. 

As such, the webinar will showcase operational models of PROs from countries in Asia and Europe that have accumulated significant expertise in EPR implementation. It aims to provide an overview of the preparations made by businesses to comply with upcoming recycling and waste treatment obligations while offering effective EPR implementation recommendations tailored to Viet Nam. 

The webinar will answer these questions:

  • What role does PRO play in the EPR implementation process?
  • How has the PRO system in other countries developed to promote the effectiveness of EPR?
  • How prepared are businesses to meet the targets for packaging when EPR is implemented in 2024?

Guest speakers: 

  1. “Introduction of PRO to support EPR implementation in Germany and Key Principles for High-Performing EPR Schemes for Packaging” – Dr.Fritz Flanderka, Reclay Group, Germany 
  2. “Introduction of PRO to support EPR implementation in Korea” – Dr.Kim Sang HoonPresident, Korea Resource Circulation Service Agency (KORA) 
  3. “Introduction of PRO to support EPR implementation in Norway” – Ms.Jaana Røine, CEO, Greendot Norway 
  4. “Preparation to fulfill EPR requirement on recycling target in Vietnam” –  Mr.Laurent Levan, Vice Chairman, Packaging Recycling Organization (PRO Viet Nam)

Agenda here.

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