<ul><li>Building Capacity for  </li></ul><ul><li>Product Stewardship in Nebraska </li></ul>
What is product stewardship? <ul><li>a principle that everyone involved in the  life cycle  of a product has a responsibil...
How many products do you use in 1 day? <ul><li>In one week?  </li></ul>In one year?
The average American throws away 1,600 pounds of trash each year That means by age 25 you’ve thrown away 40,000 pounds
Photo courtesy: George Hall  By the time you’re 50 you’ve thrown away the 80,000 pounds – or the weight of a Boeing 737 An...
For all of Nebraska, it adds up to a  lot  of stuff.   <ul><li>Last year alone we threw out the equivalent of: </li></ul>4...
Unfortunately, the full impact of the products we buy is much larger than what we throw in our garbage can.
We can’t see the full impacts of the products we buy 1.  Before  we  buy them  2.  After  we throw them away
Over 1/3 of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions come from products and packaging
Product stewardship means looking at the impact of a product:  from the time it is raw materials until it is discarded Raw...
everyone has a role to play from those who make it  to those who sell it  to those who buy it  Producers Distributers Reta...
everyone has a role to play from those who make it  to those who sell it  to those who buy it  Producers Distributors Reta...
everyone has a role to play from those who make it  to those who sell it  to those who buy it  Producers Distributors Reta...
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  • Shared responsibilty to reduce the health and environmental impact throughout the lifecycle to reduced
  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces about 4.4 pounds (2 kg) of garbage a day, or a total of 29 pounds (13 kg) per week and 1,600 pounds (726 kg) a year
  • 3a What is product stewardship (Full version)

    1. 1. <ul><li>Building Capacity for </li></ul><ul><li>Product Stewardship in Nebraska </li></ul>
    2. 2. What is product stewardship? <ul><li>a principle that everyone involved in the life cycle of a product has a responsibility to reduce the health and environmental impacts of that product </li></ul>
    3. 3. How many products do you use in 1 day? <ul><li>In one week? </li></ul>In one year?
    4. 4. The average American throws away 1,600 pounds of trash each year That means by age 25 you’ve thrown away 40,000 pounds
    5. 5. Photo courtesy: George Hall By the time you’re 50 you’ve thrown away the 80,000 pounds – or the weight of a Boeing 737 And that’s just one person!
    6. 6. For all of Nebraska, it adds up to a lot of stuff. <ul><li>Last year alone we threw out the equivalent of: </li></ul>431,188 pounds batteries 26,589,961 pounds of electronics
    7. 7. Unfortunately, the full impact of the products we buy is much larger than what we throw in our garbage can.
    8. 8. We can’t see the full impacts of the products we buy 1. Before we buy them 2. After we throw them away
    9. 9. Over 1/3 of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions come from products and packaging
    10. 10. Product stewardship means looking at the impact of a product: from the time it is raw materials until it is discarded Raw Materials Manufacturing Transportation Retail Use Disposal/Recycling
    11. 11. everyone has a role to play from those who make it to those who sell it to those who buy it Producers Distributers Retailers Consumers Waste Management Responsibility: To produce goods that are safe for their customers & the environment
    12. 12. everyone has a role to play from those who make it to those who sell it to those who buy it Producers Distributors Retailers Consumers Waste Management <ul><li>Responsibility: </li></ul><ul><li>Buy and use the best product </li></ul><ul><li>Dispose or recycle all goods responsibly </li></ul>
    13. 13. everyone has a role to play from those who make it to those who sell it to those who buy it Producers Distributors Retailers Consumers Waste Management Retailers and other businesses have a unique ability to educate their customers and their suppliers about opportunities to reduce unintended environmental and health impacts from their products, and to help provide solutions for collection and recycling.

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