Product stewardship: the act of making products safer for people and the planet, from design to disposal.

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Washington Enacts Law Creating New Paint Recycling Program

Washington joined eight states and the District of Columbia with a law paving the way for an industry-run collection and recycling program for leftover architectural paint.

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EPR and the China Sword

Failure to place responsibility on producers through effective EPR legislation has left many local governments and taxpayers in a difficult bind across the U.S.

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Producer Responsibility: Seeking Leaders in the Textile Industry

The technology to reuse, recycle, and repurpose many textiles already exists. What’s missing is the properly funded infrastructure...

In Response: The Conflict of Interest That Is Killing Recycling

The fluctuation of recycling markets is nothing new. But for 50 years, we have failed to recognize that recycling is stifled by an uneven playing field.

Remembering John Waffenschmidt

As the PSI team struggles with the sudden loss of a close colleague and friend, many fond memories of John have surfaced.

The Future is Now: PSI CEO Joins TerraCycle® CEO to Present A Crash Course In Designing for the Circular Economy

Scott Cassel and Tom Szaky team up with innovators in sustainability on new book The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular.

Washington Enacts Law Creating New Paint Recycling Program

The law, signed by Governor Jay Inslee, will provide Washington residents and businesses with a safe, convenient, and environmentally responsible way to reuse or recycle their leftover latex and oil paint.

Oregon Environmental Council: it’s time to pass this-Household Hazardous Waste Stewardship

Today, we have the opportunity to advocate for a bill that would protect against these incidents–and protect our environment–by ensuring the proper disposal of hazardous household waste in Oregon.


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