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Why Product Stewardship? standard

In a circular world there is no waste To live within the limits of our planet we need end of life products and packaging to experience new life in some form. Some materials are valuable or accessible enough for the cycle of waste-to-resource to fund itself, so that activity occurs naturally in a free market. Scrap aluminium uses only 5% of the energy used to make new aluminium therefore it is economic for manufacturers to pay a sustainable market rate for recovery and recycling. The reality for most end of life products, often a mix of recyclable and non-recyclable materials, is that beneficial activity doesn’t fund itself and therefore individuals or communities are left with disposal issues.Local authorities and businesses may choose to ...

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