Republic of Korea
Greenhouse Gases (GHG), Management, Recycling, Disposal, Solid Waste Management (SWM)
June 24, 2010
Korea Ministry of Environment, Korea Environment Institute
The Korean government introduced its Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system in 2000 that strengthened producers responsibility from the production stage up to collection and recycling. EPR system is applied to four packaging materials (paper packaging, glass bottles, metal cans, and plastic packaging), lubricants, tires, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries and electronic products.