Product Stewardship: Table of Contents
Welcome to the Topic Hub™ for Product Stewardship.
This primer is intended as a quick guide to the essential pollution prevention (P2) information on this subject. It is also a compilation of pertinent online 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 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.
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
A complete list of Product Stewardship URLs. They are categorized by resource type, and provide additional in-depth information on this topic.