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- 10 Principles of Responsible Product Stewardship
Product stewardship – recycling’s little helper
Like many veteran recycling professionals, I have faced serious challenges in making the wish of recycling all materials come true. Although paper, cardboard, cans and bottles have ready markets and collection infrastructure; computers, mattresses and other items did not. They were the problem items that went into dumpsters because costs and lack of mechanism gave them little chance of recycling. Happily, I can share with you the magic of product stewardship and how it’s changing the world of recycling...
Case study - Cytec seamlessly migrates 60 years of critical data; enhances product stewardship
The SituationCytec Industries is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals and materials companies with sales, laboratory and manufacturing locations in over 35 countries worldwide. Cytec has made safety and environment two of its top core values. The company strives to be an industry leader in setting the pace in procedures, programs, and most importantly, performance relating to safety, health, and the environment.Over the past few years, the responsibilities of Cytec’s toxicology department...
Are you Avoiding, Setting, Undergoing or Enforcing the Product Rules?
The European Union is a leader in regulating products to make them more environmentally friendly. In this article, Paul Olagnier, Product Stewardship Manager, discusses “The Ecodesign Directive” (2009/125/EC). This Directive sets stringent energy and resource efficiency requirements for many products placed on the European market, while its sister, The Energy Labelling Directive (2010/30/EU), requires that manufacturers and importers display energy consumption on their products so customers can easily...
Spartech Chooses 3E for ‘One Stop Shop’ Integrated EH&S and Product Stewardship Solution
Background Spartech Corporation is a leading producer of plastic products including polymeric compounds, concentrates, custom extruded sheet and rollstock products and packaging technologies for a wide spectrum of customers. The company’s three business segments, which operate facilities in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and France, annually process more than 1 billion pounds of plastic resins, specialty plastic alloys, and color and specialty compounds. Spartech has developed products and instituted...
Family farms can be competitive by focusing on conservation and stewardship
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports a 40 percent decline in U.S. cropland soil erosion rates from 1982 to 2007, recent trends appear to challenge this progress. Record prices for corn and soybeans have diverted acres out of conservation programs and encouraged intensive production on a wide scale. Tree lines are cleared and wet areas drained, turning 120-acre farms into 120-acre fields. Innovations in tillage equipment, with supposed conservation intentions, appear to be encouraging more...