What is Product Stewardship?

Product Stewardship is an environmental management strategy that means whoever designs, produces, sells, or uses a product takes responsibility for minimizing the product's environmental impact throughout all stages of the products' life cycle. The greatest responsibility lies with whoever has the most ability to affect the life cycle environmental impacts of the products. The mission of the Council is to integrate product stewardship principles into the policy and economic structures of the Pacific Northwest.


Tour Recycling Processing Facility in Tacoma

JMK Fibers handles recyclables from single stream curbside collection and other materials from throughout the Puget Sound region. PAC NEXT and Waste Management are sponsoring a tour of and networking lunch at JMK Fibers in Tacoma on June 23, 2015: there is a $30 fee to cover costs, including lunch.