Product Design and Collection: Keys to Shaping Sustainability – Environmental Leader

Product design and accessible collection are barriers to recycling. Over the last three decades, recycling programs across the nation have been able to increase participation and collections by successfully raising awareness and educating consumers about recycling and its greater mission. As a result, the U.S. has almost tripled the amount of materials recycled since 1985, according to the EPA.

While the rise in materials recycled year-over-year is encouraging, a gap still remains.

Product stewardship organizations—which work to minimize health, safety, environmental and ...

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EPR Programs and the “Power of 3”

Balancing the Stakeholder Trinity

Venn Diagram - Recycling Today articleThere are many different types of recycling programs, from those run by municipalities and private organizations to programs managed by product stewardship organizations. Regardless of how a recycling program is managed, who administers or funds it, or where collections take place, success depends not solely on recycling or stewardship, but also on balancing the needs of many stakeholders.

As with any venture, a recycling ...

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Panasonic, Call2Recycle Team for Battery Recycling Initiative – Environmental Leader

Panasonic_BlueThe Panasonic Power Tools Division and Call2Recycle recently teamed up to launch a new rechargeable battery recycling initiative.  The Power Tool Division is a manufacturer of construction and assembly tools that include intelligent cordless shut-off tools, low torque cordless clutch tools, cordless non shut-off tools and rechargeable batteries. Call2Recycle is a product stewardship program that ensures that rechargeable batteries introduced into the marketplace are being responsibly recycled when they reach their end of ...

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Eco-Fees: Changing ‘Visibility Concerns’ to ‘Visible Change’ – Environmental Leader

Extended producer responsibility (EPR)—the practice of requiring the organization that produces a product or material to take responsibility for its end-of-life disposal—has sparked debate concerning “eco-fees,” a front-end charge for the disposal and recycling of products that take up space in landfills or are potentially harmful if they make their way into the waste stream.

Municipalities historically have borne the burden of proper recycling and disposal costs. Not surprisingly, these entities support EPR programs, which shift the financial responsibility from them ...

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Eco-fees: We’re missing the point

HiResOne of the goals of extended producer responsibility (EPR) is to provide funding, on the front end, for the disposal and recycling of products that are potentially harmful to the waste stream or may simply be a burden to handle.  Those fees, commonly known as “eco-fees”, may then be passed down to the purchaser either by being embedded in the product’s price or as a separate visible line item at the ...

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