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November 02nd 2012:You Make It, You Take It (Back) – Requiring Product Producers to Bear the Cost of Waste Management

For as long as anyone can remember, waste management in U.S. neighborhoods has been paid for by residents and commercial ratepayers. What would happen if we turned that system upside down, and required the companies that produce things that end up in our waste stream to deal with it? What do you think would happen to products and packaging if the producers had to take it back, disassemble it, recycle it, turn it into something new, or as a last resort, pay for it to be landfilled? It might result in less packaging, fewer disposable goods, more sustainable products. This concept is called “Exte

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Heidi Sanborn

Heidi has been working on solid waste and recycling issues in California for 25 years in government, as a consultant, and now as Executive Director of the California Product Stewardship Council. Heidi speaks throughout the world to raise awareness about product stewardship and is frequently published on the topic and done interviews on National Public Radio and quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the subject. Heidi earned a B.A. in Political Science - Public Service from the University of California at Davis and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 23/10/2018 12:00 23/10/2018 01:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio For as long as anyone can remember, waste management in U.S. neighborhoods has been paid for by residents and commercial ratepayers. What would happen if we turned that system upside down, and required the companies that produce things that end up in our waste stream to deal with it? What do you think would happen to products and packaging if the producers had to take it back, disassemble it, recycle it, turn it into something new, or as a last resort, pay for it to be landfilled? It might result in less packaging, fewer disposable goods, more sustainable products. This concept is called “Extended Producer Responsibility,” and there are state and local governments already passing laws requiring EPR for certain industries. Tune in today as we talk with the Executive Director of the California Product Stewardship Council, Heidi Sanborn. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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