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Shifting the Burden of Recycling: Yale Journal Explores the State of Extended Producer Responsibility

Posted by GlobalPSC at 3:14 pm, May 1st, 2013Comments1

By Reid Lifset, Editor-in-chief
Journal of Industrial Ecology
Over the past two decades governments around the world have been experimenting with a new strategy for managing waste. By making producers responsible for their products when they become wastes, policy makers seek to significantly increase the recycling­-and recyclability­-of computers, packaging, automobiles, and household hazardous wastes such as batteries, used oil motor, and leftover paint­-and save money in the process.

This strategy, known as extended producer responsibility (EPR), is the subject of a new special feature in Yale University’s Journal of Industrial Ecology. The special feature examines the use of EPR across diverse scales-­from countries to provinces and states­-and investigates work underway in the U.S., the European Union, Canada, China, Brazil and the State of Washington. The application of EPR to e-waste is a particular focus of the research in the special feature.

The Journal of Industrial Ecology is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal, owned by Yale University, published by Wiley-Blackwell and headquartered at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Articles in the special feature are freely downloadable for a limited time here.

Partial support for this special feature was provided by Nestle Waters North America with additional funding from Reverse Logistics Group Americas LLC.

PSI Webinars and Discounts for GlobalPSC Members

Posted by GlobalPSC at 10:02 am, September 28th, 2012Comments3

The Product Stewardship Institute is providing all GlobalPSC Members with a special discount rate to participate in the webinar: “The Roles of Government and Industry in Attaining High Performing Product Stewardship Programs.”

GlobalPSC members may register for US$90 (a 25% discount on the regular rate). Please note your GlobalPSC membership affiliation on the registration page to take advantage of this opportunity!

For GlobalPSC members who unable to attend live, the webinar recording will be available for US$65. See the PSI website for more information.

The Roles of Government and Industry in Attaining High Performing Product Stewardship Programs

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
(10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT)

How are the roles of government and industry best divided in order to achieve the highest levels of performance in product stewardship programs? This question, first considered during PSI’s 13th webinar series, will be explored on a deeper level in this interactive webinar sequel. Government, business, and academic perspectives will be presented on the proper role of government in product stewardship programs, and whether key program principles, such as transparency and accountability, are best attained through voluntary, mandatory, or hybrid programs that encompass elements from both approaches. On this webinar, presenters will analyze a range of voluntary and regulated programs in relation to their performance and effectiveness in increasing collection and recycling rates, educating consumers, containing costs, and minimizing free riders. Speakers will also elaborate on the performance measures they see as most effective. Ample opportunity for audience participation will also be provided. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Global Product Stewardship Council.

Moderator:

  • Scott Cassel, CEO and Founder, Product Stewardship Institute

Speakers:

  • Alison Keane, Vice President of Government Affairs, American Coatings Association
  • Reid Lifset, Associate Director, Industrial Environmental Mgmt. Program, Yale University
  • Russ Martin, President, Global Product Stewardship Council
  • Fenton Rood, Director of Waste Systems Planning, OK Department of Environmental Quality
  • Neg Norton, President, Local Search Association (Invited)

This webinar is co-sponsored by:

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Additional webinars in this series:

Webinar Fees and Registration Information

  • Webinars are FREE for PSI Full Members and Sustaining Partners
  • PSI Partners pay US$90 per webinar
  • Affiliate and Non PSI Members/Partners pay US$120 per webinar

Questions? Contact Julia Jonas-Day, PSI’s Program Associate at julia@productstewardship.us, or +1-617-236-4771.

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