Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) places the focus on producers of materials that are impactful to the waste system and environment. The idea is that producers need to fund management of their product material, not just at the manufacturing stage, but also at the end of its useful life.
At Ecology, we have programs dedicated to overseeing product stewardship for priority products:
Environmental Protection Agency links
EPR is also tied into the broader waste and recycling management approach called Sustainable Materials Management.