Critical Considerations Can Mean Success or Failure for an EPR Program – Environmental Leader

Success in any industry invariably begets copycats. When a zombie movie dominates the box office, more zombie movies follow. And it’s not limited to just Hollywood. We’ve seen the same thing in public policy.

When some governments realized that privatizing services such as waste management could raise capital, many others followed. But copying success is no guarantee of continued success. There have been many bad zombie films. And there have been many instances where privatizing critical municipal services has resulted ...

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New Poll Reveals Green Attitudes of Mainstream Moms

Improper Disposal of Rechargeable Batteries is a Source of Concern for the Majority of Moms*

A group of momsATLANTA, May 9, 2013—Poll results released today illuminate some surprising insights into how America’s 85.4 million moms1 view what may be one of the most overlooked recyclables: rechargeable batteries.

Each year, Americans buy more than 350 million rechargeable batteries2 and send about 14,000 tons of them to landfills3. Most come from wireless devices like cellphones, ...

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Important Considerations for Product Stewardship Legislation – Environmental Leader

Product stewardship legislation has been proposed and considered in a number of states. Legislation is often used to compel various product manufacturers and industries to participate in a qualified program. However, hurdles stand in the way of enacting laws that would be beneficial for the environment, business, communities and future generations of people who will be affected by the outcome.

As product stewardship proponents, we need to identify ways to help facilitate adoption of these bills. This starts with a ...

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