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Welcome to the Product Stewardship (Archived, No Longer Updated) Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview
Introduces the concept of Product Stewardship and reviews its historical background.

Reasons for Product Stewardship
Describes the main advantages associated with the Product Stewardship approach: improving resource efficiency in products, minimizing the generation of waste, improving the management of post-consumer waste, reducing the risks to human health from poor management of products, and incorporating product management costs into consumer price signals.

Types and Examples of Product Stewardship
Details the major categories of product stewardship in use today: product take-back programs, green purchasing programs, deposit-refund programs, product bans, eco-labeling, design for the environment, and leasing and servicizing. Provides examples of each type.

Principles of Product Stewardship
Provides general guidelines for developing and implementing product stewardship initiatives.

Case Studies and Examples
Provides examples of product stewardship as implemented in the real world.

Where to Go for P2 Help
Where to Go for Help

Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.


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Hub Last Updated: 9/27/2012

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