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Ecocentricity Blog: Who's Responsible for This?

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Most commonly, these regulations require businesses to share in the responsibility of properly disposing of their products at end-of-life. In other words, they can’t sell something and then say, “not my problem now!”

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Most commonly, these regulations require businesses to share in the responsibility of properly disposing of their products at end-of-life. In other words, they can’t sell something and then say, “not my problem now!”

Why “Extended Producer Responsibility” Makes Sense

By Carol Baroudi
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When it comes to waste, nobody wants it. The whole idea of trash is “let’s get rid of it,” and “I don’t want to think about it.” When salvage and recycling enter the scenario, the result may be less trash, but it’s never no trash. What is left is left because it is of lesser value and even less desirable.

CVS Wants to Help Cities Safely Dispose of Old Medications

by Alexis Petru
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Between 10 and 30 percent of all prescription and over-the-counter drugs sold are left unconsumed, according to a State of Washington report, and all those leftover medications pose significant risks to public health and the environment. Drugs that are flushed down the toilet or tossed in the trash can – rather than properly disposed of – can end up in oceans and waterways, threatening both marine life and human health.

Extended Producer Responsibility

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at COMMIT!Forum 2012, Part 9
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sat down with Video4Good at the 2012 COMMIT!Forum in New York.  In an extended interview, Kennedy discusses his career in the environmental movement and the impacts of business on the planet.  He explores the roots of environmental problems, analyzes the current situation and offers solutions for creating a healthy, prosperous future for society and the natural world.

Kim Jeffery and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to Speak on Extended Producer Responsibility at 23rd Annual SRI Conference

Business and environmental leaders discuss reinventing recycling at Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing Conference
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STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 1, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Kim Jeffery, president and CEO of Nestle Waters North America (NWNA), and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, will speak at the 23rd annual SRI Conference, moderated by Bill Shireman, President and CEO of Future 500.

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