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Guidance for Evaluating Beneficial Reuse of Hazardous Secondary Materials

In a prior post I provided guidance and reference information from EPA on the beneficial reuse of NON-hazardous secondary materials.  Despite the lengthy reference document, beneficial reuse of non-hazardous secondary material (that would otherwise be non-hazardous waste) is relatively easy when you have a legitimate use for the material.  1,097 more words

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Guidance for Beneficial Reuse of Non-hazardous Industrial Wastes

When considering the beneficial reuse of non-hazardous secondary materials, the most important factor to consider is whether or not use of the material will have a negative impact on human health or the environment.  120 more words

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How does Altiras handle product stewardship?

Altiras leads the beneficial reuse industry with its product stewardship program.  Effective product stewardship involves minimizing negative impacts of health, safety, environmental and social implications of a product, while maximizing the intended benefits of the product.  227 more words

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Australia’s EPR legislation

By Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group

Product Stewardship (PS) schemes are one of several ways to drive waste out of landfill and back into the productive economy. 883 more words


Rethinking product stewardship as an essential business strategy

The following is a guest post from Helen Lewis, author of new book Product Stewardship in Action: The Business Case for Life-Cycle Thinking.

Product stewardship, also referred to as extended producer responsibility (EPR) is the idea that everyone involved in the manufacture, distribution or consumption of a product shares responsibility for the environmental and social impacts of that product over its life cycle. 1,227 more words