Product Stewardship. A new paradigm?. Shirli Axelrod Viccy Salazar David Stitzhal Northwest Product Stewardship Council www.productstewardship.net. Agenda. Introduction to Product Stewardship Corporate examples of Product Stewardship Strategies for Product Stewardship
A new paradigm?
Northwest Product Stewardship Council
Resource Conservation and Profits
Focuses on single material products
Focus on Easy to Recycle Products
Focus is on End-of-Life
Responsibility is with Government
Lots of effective Programs Already Exist
Focuses on complex products and processes
Is Business Oriented
Looks at the whole product chain
Requires cooperation between different parts of product chain
Responsibility is with businesses
New approaches are being developedHow is Product Stewardship Different from Recycling?
Product Stewardship is an environmental management strategy that means whoever designs, produces, sells, or uses a product takes responsibility for minimizing the product\'s environmental impact throughout all stages of the products\' life cycle.
The greatest responsibility
lies with whoever has the
most ability to affect the
impacts of the product.
From the Product Stewardship Institute
Do one of the case studies handed out, either alone or in a group. We will discuss the case studies after lunch.
Reusable, smaller and more efficient
Taking the Lifecycle Approach