Presentation on theme: "The Context for Product Stewardship Manufactured Globally."— Presentation transcript:
The Context for Product Stewardship Manufactured Globally
No Economic Incentive for Manufacturers to Minimize Environmental Impacts The Context for Product Stewardship Manufactured Globally
Disposed Locally GO DIRECTLY TO LANDFILL DO NOT PASS GO The Context for Product Stewardship
Disposed Locally Should the public have to pay to recycle someone elses computer? The Context for Product Stewardship
The Flow of Consumer Goods The Context for Product Stewardship
JAPANESE MODEL Mandated Responsibility Manufacturers set front-end fees for end-of-life management Retailers collect fees Fees cover orphan & historic waste Consumers return products to retailers or municipalities Manufacturers compete to lower fees Manufacturers and recyclers are financially linked
Those who benefit from a product are responsible for minimizing the environmental impacts throughout the life of the product. Lifecycle costs - including the costs of recycling or disposal - are included in the total product cost. Manufacturers have an incentive to design products that are less toxic, more recyclable and which result in less waste.