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Local Governments are Key to Packaging EPR in the U.S.

As we come to further understand packaging extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs worldwide – including those in Europe and Canada – it can be difficult to picture how the United States could alter its materials management system so drastically. 295 more words

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Why is EPR for packaging such a hot topic right now?

Allen Langdon is the Managing Director of Multi-Material British Columbia, the stewardship organization in charge of managing British Columbia’s packaging extended producer responsibility (EPR) program – a program that boasts an 80% recovery rate. 247 more words

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Is the time right for packaging EPR in the U.S.?

Last December, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) hosted the 2015 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum, where environmental experts from around the world discussed issues regarding zero waste, extended producer responsibility (EPR), product stewardship, and the circular economy. 220 more words

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About Those ‘8 Points About PSI’

By Scott Cassel, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Product Stewardship Institute

In Waste360’s “Eight Points about PSI’s Phone Directory Sustainability Report,” the National Waste & Recycling Association’s (NWRA’s) Chaz Miller denounces PSI’s latest… 371 more words

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A is for Accountability: First in the Phone Book?

By Scott Cassel, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Product Stewardship Institute

My father was a small businessman. He ran a four-person employment agency called Able Careers in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was proud of the jobs he got for his people. 694 more words

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Thinkstep Strengthens Product Stewardship with BOMcheck, EC4P

Thinkstep has acquired the www.BOMcheck.net substance declarations web database and the www.EC4P.com recycling compliance management system — new additions that thinkstep says makes it the only company to offer a full line of sustainability solutions from product design to material selection, procurement, compliance, through to end-of-life. 126 more words

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A Blueprint for Getting Safer Chemicals to Market, Sooner

Shampoo. Nail polish. Sofas in the halls of Congress.

All have been the subject of recent stories about the hidden dangers to our health in products we buy and use. 443 more words

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