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What are the financial
benefits of product
stewardship?
Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
The cyclical system
created by product
stewardship creates
jobs and saves
taxpayer money.
Prepared by the Product Stewards...
By closing the loop to reuse materials we create
local jobs to collect, sort, refurbish
and recycle materials.
Prepared by...
Recycling creates more than 10 times
the number of jobs created by disposing of goods
in a landfill
Turning old paint..
In...
Greening the way we do business
can create opportunities for
business innovation
• the sustainable packaging industry is s...
Why are we concerned about
government saving money?
Nebraska spent
an estimated $1.5
million tax dollars
last year
managin...
We spent an estimated
$850,000 on collection
events and permanent
facilities during the
year just in 11
Nebraska communiti...
EPR shifts the costs and
responsibility off
government and
taxpayers.
Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
Potential Financial Benefits for Nebraska
Electronics $3.7 million
Paint $3.5 million
Pesticides $2.2 million
Batteries (p...
Safely Collecting these
goods,
• Keep toxics out of
our environment
• Recover materials
which can reduce the
need for new ...
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The Benefits of Product Stewardship.

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The Benefits of Product Stewardship.

  1. 1. What are the financial benefits of product stewardship? Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  2. 2. The cyclical system created by product stewardship creates jobs and saves taxpayer money. Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  3. 3. By closing the loop to reuse materials we create local jobs to collect, sort, refurbish and recycle materials. Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  4. 4. Recycling creates more than 10 times the number of jobs created by disposing of goods in a landfill Turning old paint.. Into new paint Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  5. 5. Greening the way we do business can create opportunities for business innovation • the sustainable packaging industry is set to become a $143 billion dollar industry by 2015 (globally) • the electronics recycling industry was over $1.5 billion dollar industry in the U.S. 2005 and is growing rapidly Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  6. 6. Why are we concerned about government saving money? Nebraska spent an estimated $1.5 million tax dollars last year managing household hazardous waste Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  7. 7. We spent an estimated $850,000 on collection events and permanent facilities during the year just in 11 Nebraska communities …but comprehensive state-wide collection would be significantly higher In Nebraska in 2009, we collected approximately 1.1 million pounds of HHW Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  8. 8. EPR shifts the costs and responsibility off government and taxpayers. Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  9. 9. Potential Financial Benefits for Nebraska Electronics $3.7 million Paint $3.5 million Pesticides $2.2 million Batteries (primary) $1.4 million Batteries (secondary) $428,000 Medical sharps (home) $1.1 million Fluorescent lamps (household) $500,000 Phone books $232,000 Thermostats (mercury) $267,000 Total Maximum Benefits for Nebraska $13.5 million/yr 9 Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute
  10. 10. Safely Collecting these goods, • Keep toxics out of our environment • Recover materials which can reduce the need for new virgin materials Prepared by the Product Stewardship Institute

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