EPR (extended producer responsibility) or product stewardship agreements mean that companies are responsible for recycling products they sell to consumers. Instead of things like old computer monitors going into landfills, they are recycled by the companies, which sold them in the first place.

These EPR programs would benefit the environment, but they also increase the goodwill consumers have for complaint firms. Goodwill translate to higher band value and profit margins. … "Extended Producer Responsibility" is a difficult qualitative factor to defend, so competing institutions will have an easy time overcoming it.