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.


E-Cycle Washington begins 10th year

As the electronics stewardship program begins its 10th year, E-Cycle Washington has recycled 369 million pounds of computers, monitors, and TVs. Electronics manufacturers include the cost of recycling their products in the cost of doing business, in one of the most successful product stewardship programs in the country.