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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Product Stewardship Topic Hub

Title:
Product Stewardship Topic Hub

Abstract:
Developed by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) as part of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) Topic Hub project, this online primer is intended as a quick guide to the essential pollution preveniton information related to product stewardship, as well as a compilation of pertinent on-line resources. Product Stewardship is a product-centered approach to pollution prevention that makes all parties involved in producing, selling, or using a product take responsibility for the full environmental and economic impacts of that product. Instead of focusing on the processes of an individual manufacturer, product stewardship expands the pollution prevention frame by looking up and down the product chain for opportunities to reduce environmental impacts and resource use. The greater the ability of a party to influence the life cycle impacts of a product, the greater the degree of that party's responsibility. The stakeholders typically include manufacturers, retailers, consumers, and government officials. Product stewardship seeks to reduce waste disposal, relieve the burden on municipalities dealing with soaring volumes of waste, and spur design innovations on the part of the entire supply chain. Product stewardship is a less regulatory, voluntary approach that grew out of the principles of Extended Producer Responsibility.

For more information on the P2Rx Topic Hub project, see www.p2rx.org.

URL:
http://www.glrppr.org/hubs/toc.cfm?hub=1009&subsec=7&nav=7

Source:
PPRC and P2Rx

Resource Type:
Other resources

Date of Publication:
Not Available

Associated Sectors:

  P2Rx

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