Massachusetts Product Stewardship Council Working for the interests of municipalities
Lower costs for recycling and disposal
Product design for the environment
More jobs in reuse, repair, and recycling.
“ To shift our waste management system from
government funded and taxpayer financed, to
one that relies on producer responsibility to
reduce public costs and to drive improvements
in product design. Our goals are reduction in
waste and increase in reuse, repair, and
Council Objectives: Developing and recommending policies and educational tools Providing leadership Coordinating product stewardship initiatives Building relationships with stakeholders Providing a forum for information exchange
Spring of 2010
MA cities and towns
Somerville, Salem, Northampton, Newton,
Holyoke, Chicopee, Carlisle, Cambridge
Mass Recycle, MassDEP, Product Stewardship Institute,
Product Policy Institute, Devens Eco-Efficiency Center
Only 1 EPR law in Massachusetts (2006) Mercury Products law
MA Council focus for this legislative session: Producer Take-Back for Electronics ("E-Waste”) Representative. Smizik/Senator. Eldridge Requires brand owners to be responsible for discarded computers and TVs— all costs of collecting and recycling .
What would the e-waste bill save your town ? NY has an e-waste law; MA does not Oyster Bay, Long Island saves $100,000 --- 33 cents per capita Boston, MA spends $250,000 --- 35 cents per capita YOUR MUNI’S POPULATION X 34 cents = APPROX. SAVINGS P/Y Find your legislators contact info at http://www.mahouse.gov/People/FindMyLegislator
MA Product Stewardship Council All MA cities and towns welcome. No Dues. Contact Lynne Pledger, Coordinator [email_address] Does your municipality support EPR? Join us !