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Designing products to retrieve valuable components: article

A Dec. 15, 2013 New York Times article on electronic products, conserving with consumer technology, and product design for recycling spoke with EPEAT and the Green Electronics Council, WRAP in the UK, Phonebloks, Greenpeace, and the Information Technology Industry Council.

NPR: California County Pushes Drugmakers To Pay For Pill Waste

NPR's All Things Considered ran a story on Jan. 3, 2014 on Alameda County, CA's drug take-back law and the pharmaceutical industry's lawsuit. Alameda County Supervisor Miley, CPSC's Heidi Sanborn, and a representative from PhRMA about the Medicine Take-Back Ordinance were interviewed.

Amazon's battle against wire ties and plastic clamshells continues: article

In a Dec. 6, 2013 article, Plastics Today covers Amazon's effort to improve customer experience and reduce waste through its Frustration-Free Packaging program.

EPR should do more on ecodesign: article

European Environment and Packaging Law wrote on Dec. 4, 2013 about a paper by two French senators ("A better product design for a better waste recovery") which looked at France's 16 EPR programs (including packaging, electronics, furniture, and paper) and concluded that current efforts to promote design improvements are not good enough.

The Road to More Effective EPR in the US: article

Jennifer Nash and Christopher Bosso, writing in Waste Management World, look at EPR programs. Among their conclusions:

Drug companies sue King County over take-back law

In a Nov. 29, 2013 story, KING 5 News covered a lawsuit filed by "groups representing the nation's major drug makers" against King County...

Job - NWPSC Hiring Washington Coordinator

PRR is looking for a skilled communications professional to be the Washington Coordinator for the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, and to provide fully dedicated support to the Washington Steering Committee members. Read more and apply through PRR.

Green Chemistry - The Good Stuff podcast

Listen to Annie Leonard talk with Clean Production Action's Bev Thorpe about the hidden chemical dangers in everday products and how designing materials and products without harmful chemicals promises to transform the relationship between us and our Stuff.

Brand New Technology Yields PET Cups From Recycled Resin

NWPSC Tours MicroGREEN Polymers

Packaging's future is developing in a factory located just north of Seattle in the small city of Arlington, WA.

E-Cycle Washington Turns Five

E-Cycle Washington, the manufacturer-run and financed electronics product stewardship program, marked its fifth year in operation, recycling over 200 million pounds of TVs, computers, and monitors.