Contact: Viccy Salazar
Upcoming Webinars - none scheduled
Recordings of Past Webinars:
Product Stewardship Strategies for Local Governments Conference
July 22, 2011
Summary: Seattle Public Utilities, the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, and EPA Region 10 hosted this day-long conference to look at how local and state governments can use product stewardship strategies to reduce waste and increase recycling. The conference provided an overview of product stewardship policies and regulations currently in use in the U.S. and Canada, and provided examples of local and state product stewardship programs, describing how they were developed and funded.
Product Stewardship for Governments (Organized by Product Policy Institute)
May 12, 2009
Summary: An international movement to improve product design by changing how recycling and waste disposal are financed is gaining momentum in North America. And it is being largely led by local governments currently burdened with managing products designed for disposal. Product Stewardship, also known as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), is a government strategy to place the responsibility for end of life product management on the producer and consumers of a product and not the general taxpayer or local government. Join Bill Sheehan and Heidi Sanborn from Product Policy Institute, and Sego Jackson from the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, for a discussion on what product stewardship means for governments, actions they can take, and how local governments are getting organized through state Product Stewardship Councils.
Framework EPR Legislation: Government’s Role
May 26, 2009
Summary: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), also known as Product Stewardship, is a government strategy to place the responsibility for end of life product management on the producer and consumers of a product and not the general taxpayer or local government. The “framework” approach allows one law to establish EPR as policy and gives state government the authority to address multiple products over time. Several provinces in Canada, including British Columbia, already have Framework EPR regulations in place. Join Sego Jackson of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, Heidi Sanborn from Product Policy Institute, and Garth Hickle from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for a discussion on state-by-state Framework EPR legislation and local government’s pivotal role.
- Sego Jackson, Principal Planner, Snohomish County Solid Waste - “Extended Producer Responsibility in Washington State: Programs and Policy” (starts at 2:29 and ends at 18:40)
- Dick Lily, Business Area Manager for Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship - “Product Stewardship Strategies for Local Governments” (starts at 19:28 and ends at 30:50)
- Betsy Dorn, Senior Consultant, StewardEdge - “Product Stewardship in Canada. How it started, what products are collected and what’s next.” - (starts at 42:39 and ends at 1:23:21)
- Bill Smith, Senior Environmental Specialist, City of Tacoma - Product stewardship for packaging and printed paper in Washington - (starts at 2:01:22 and ends at 2:24:46)
- Vincent Sferrazza, Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto - Producer Supported Municipal Blue Box Recycling Collection in Ontario: How it started and how it works. (starts at 4:11:19 and ends at 4:56:36)
- Marilyn Journeaux, Manager, Solid Waste Services, City of Ottawa - Voluntary Take it Back! Product Stewardship Program - (starts at 5:07:38 and ends at 5:32:03)