Latest Extended producer responsibility Stories

2013-04-30 23:14:00

Yale Journal Explores the State of Extended Producer Responsibility 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...

2011-05-31 19:48:00

ALHAMBRA, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A pilot program to take-back used household batteries has been made possible by 38 San Gabriel Valley area businesses voluntarily serving as collection locations. Participating businesses display an identifying sticker in their windows and place a collection box in their stores where consumers can properly dispose of non-working batteries. The program is organized by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) and funded by a...

2011-05-19 07:00:00

Creates manufacturer-based recycling program for mercury-containing light bulbs BARRE, Vt., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law a bill requiring manufacturers of mercury-containing lamps to establish and finance a recycling program for spent bulbs from residents and small businesses. With today's signing at Nelson Ace Hardware in Barre, Vermont becomes the third state in the country to establish such an extended producer responsibility (EPR)...

2010-10-29 08:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim Jeffery, president and CEO of Nestle Waters North America, will join William McDonough, the world-renowned architect, designer and co-creator of the Cradle to Cradle® framework for ecologically-intelligent design, in delivering today's opening keynote address at the 2010 Net Impact Conference at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Mich. Moderated by FORTUNE magazine's Marc Gunther, Jeffery and...

2010-04-30 08:00:00

BURLINGAME, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For manufacturers to behave responsibly and earn public trust, they must adhere to social and environmental expectations, of both the current situation and what a more crowded world will demand, so as to appropriately meet ecological capacity. Sustainability expert and engineer Seetha Kammula of http://www.simplysustain.com, recently spoke on these essentials in a 75min in-depth presentation for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.