Presentation on theme: "Product Stewardship and Local Government in Minnesota Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center 860 Cliff Road Eagan, MN October 1, 2009, 8:30-11:30 am."— Presentation transcript:
Product Stewardship and Local Government in Minnesota Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center 860 Cliff Road Eagan, MN October 1, 2009, 8:30-11:30 am
The Problem $$$$$$ What are the costs in your county or city? $$$$$$
SWMCB Policy Development August 2009 SWMCB meeting – Discussion of SWMCB Roles, policy direction Foundation for waste management policy A means to increase efficiency (that is, less waste) in business and government A way for government to reduce its waste management costs
Recommended SWMCB Roles Develop policies to advance product stewardship, focus on framework Education & Communication – common definition, advance understanding with others, develop information materials Advocacy – legislative support, focus on framework Research – GHG, Canadian models, LCA Coordination & Regulation – partners, purchasing, targets, goals Prioritizing products – GHG, resource conservation, markets, infrastructures, volume, potential for success, etc.