Hugh Helferty published this article in Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing explaining the model of extended producer responsibility through a Carbon Takeback Obligation, first in the oil and gas industry and then in manufacturing as a whole. To achieve our 2050 net zero goal, the time for action is now.
The application of Extended Producer Responsibility, including for greenhouse gases, to manufacturing broadly would go a long way toward enabling society to meet its net zero goals. Within the oil and gas industry, this could be a chieved by phasing-in a Carbon Takeback Obligation. American leadership in applying Extended Producer Responsibility to include greenhouse gases could both reduce U.S. emissions and help drive other countries to do so.
Read the full article here.