Extended Producer Responsibility
Deadline: June 1, 2011
of Industrial Ecology
invites you to submit articles for a special issue on Extended
by June 1, 2011.
Extended producer responsibility (EPR), also sometimes called product take-back or product stewardship, emerged as a policy strategy in the early 1990s. EPR, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD 2000), is
an environmental policy approach in which a producer’s responsibility, physical and/or financial, for a product is extended to the post-consumer stage of a product’s life cycle. There are two related features of EPR policy: (1) the shifting of responsibility (physically and/or economically; fully or partially) upstream to the producer and away from municipalities, and (2) to provide incentives to producers to incorporate environmental considerations in the design of their products.
has been applied principally to packaging, waste electrical and
equipment (WEEE), end of life vehicles (ELVs), batteries and household
hazardous wastes. Various forms of EPR
have been implemented in Asia, Europe, and in the Americas.
of the International
and Atalay Atasu,
of the College of Management
at the Georgia
Institute of Technology,
and Reid Lifset
of the Center
at the School
& Environmental Studies
will serve as co-editors of the special issue.
of Industrial Ecology is
an international peer-reviewed bimonthly, owned by
Yale University, headquartered at the Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies and published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Support for this
special issue is provided by Nestle Waters North America.
Suggested Topics for the
The goal of this special issue is to examine how EPR has been implemented, its efficiency and effectiveness, new developments in its use and application and its future. Appropriate topics include
Reviews of relevant recent books and reports, including policy documents, are also sought to enrich the special issue. Reviews of web sites and electronic services will also be considered.
Ancillary data relevant to articles can be posted on the journal's web site in the form of supporting information.
The special issue is intended
to be relevant to diverse audiences—academics, policymakers, business
and environmental advocates—and submissions should be written with that
mind. Articles from technical specialists
should make the implications of their research accessible to
contributors should keep in mind that the Journal
of Industrial Ecology
is a scholarly
publication and all
submissions will be expected to follow the norms, tone and practices of
academic publishing. Please see the guide for non-academic authors at www.yale.edu/jie/guide4nonacademics.html
or contact the editor with any questions about
of a contribution for this issue.
Industrial ecology is an
emerging field that examines local, regional, and global uses and flows
materials and energy in products, processes, industrial sectors and
It focuses on the potential role of industry in reducing environmental
throughout the product life cycle and encompasses:
Manuscripts should be
previously unpublished, in English, and between 3,500 and 7,000 words
length including references. Submission implies that the manuscript has
not been submitted
publication elsewhere and that it will not be submitted elsewhere
the review process is underway. All
be reviewed according to the Journal's standard single-blind peer
process using at least two reviewers. Provide a list of 5 recommended
reviewers and a list of any
reviewers that you would prefer that we not use (e.g., with conflict of
interest). Papers should be submitted electronically via ScholarOne
(formerly called Manuscript Central) at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jie. Please
indicate that this
is a submission for the "EPR" issue on the author checklist
during the submission process. Details about the preparation of the
can be obtained from the Journal's Web page or from the
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