3 What is the solution (Short Version)

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These slides provide a brief introduction to product stewardship and extended producer responsibility. This is a shorter version.

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3 What is the solution (Short Version)

  1. 1. The Solution Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  2. 2. Where do we go from here? Product stewardship directs all those involved in the life cycle of a product to take responsibility for the impacts to human health and the natural environment that result from the production, use, and end-of-life management of the product. Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  3. 3. While everyone has a role to play, Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  4. 4. product stewardship looks to those who, Design Make & Sell the products to take the greatest responsibility Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  5. 5. And this responsibility extends past the point of sale… Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  6. 6. When manufacturers set up and pay for collection programs, this is called “ extended producer responsibility ” Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  7. 7. Extended Producer Responsibility <ul><li>creates more opportunities for collection, </li></ul><ul><li>shifts the burden of collecting products off of local governments , and </li></ul><ul><li>provides an incentive for manufacturers to design products that are easier to recycle (or have fewer impacts in the first place) </li></ul>Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  8. 8. “ EPR” is already happening in Nebraska, through several voluntary initiatives: Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  9. 9. Some states are passing laws to require manufacturers to collect their products As of October 2010, there are more than 60 state laws mandating EPR Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  10. 10. In addition to EPR, there are a number of other product stewardship strategies that can be implemented along the way… <ul><li>Retailers, government, and other organizations can collect products for recycling or safe disposal to create product stewardship infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>We can maximize the use of the voluntary EPR programs that exist today </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers and government agencies can choose to purchase greener products </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses can develop and promote greener products </li></ul>Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  11. 11. Click below to learn about more about to learn more about things that we can all do to promote product stewardship Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute

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