3 What is the solution? (short)

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3 What is the solution? (short)

  1. 1. The Solution This presentation was prepared by The Product Stewardship Institute, an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  2. 2. Where do we go from here?Product stewardship directs allthose involved in the life cycle of a productto take responsibility for the impacts tohuman health and the natural environmentthat result from the production, use, andend-of-life management of the product. This presentation was prepared by The Product Stewardship Institute, an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  3. 3. Whileeveryonehas a roleto play, This presentation was prepared by The Product Stewardship Institute, an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  4. 4. product stewardship looks to those who, Design Make & Sellthe products to take the greatest responsibility This presentation was prepared by The Product Stewardship Institute, an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  5. 5. And this responsibility extendspast thepoint ofsale… This presentation was prepared by The Product Stewardship Institute, an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  6. 6. Whenmanufacturers setup and pay forcollectionprograms, this is called“extendedproducerresponsibility” This presentation was prepared by The Product Stewardship Institute, an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  7. 7. Extended ProducerResponsibility• creates more opportunities forcollection,• shifts the burden of collectingproducts off of local governments, and• provides an incentive formanufacturers to design products thatare easier to recycle (or have fewerimpacts in the first place) This presentation was prepared by The Product Stewardship Institute, an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  8. 8. “EPR” is already happening inNebraska, through severalvoluntary initiatives: This presentation was prepared by The Product Stewardship Institute, an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  9. 9. Some states are passing laws torequire manufacturers to collect theirproducts As of December ‘11, there are more than 60 state laws mandating EPR This presentation was prepared by The Product Stewardship Institute, an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  10. 10. In addition to EPR, there are a number of otherproduct stewardship strategies that can beimplemented along the way… • Retailers, government, and other organizations can collect products for recycling or safe disposal to create product stewardship infrastructure • We can maximize the use of the voluntary EPR programs that exist today • Consumers and government agencies can choose to purchase greener products • Businesses can develop and promote greener products This presentation was prepared by The Product Stewardship Institute, an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  11. 11. Click below to learn about moreabout to learn more about thingsthat we can all do to promoteproduct stewardship This presentation was prepared by The Product Stewardship Institute, an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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