We’re already seeing great initiatives by Kiwi businesses to reduce waste in our beautiful country. Now we’re sharing their inspirational stories on our product stewardship website. It promotes businesses taking responsibility for the environmental impacts of the products they make, sell and buy throughout their lifecycle so they don’t end up in landfill.
Product stewardship is about designing and making products to last, then putting systems in place to enable them to be reused and recycled when they are worn out. That’s a much needed change in focus and is fundamental to achieving a low carbon circular economy.
Want to play your role and take responsibility?
There are several ways your business can support product stewardship and we’re here to help you. Contact Holly or James at SBN today for a free, no-obligation assessment of how you can develop, improve or join an existing product stewardship scheme. We can also help you promote your scheme.
If you’re involved in procurement, ask your suppliers if they offer systems to manage the environmental impacts of their products, such as waste and carbon. Not just while a product is in use, but also when it reaches end of life. Continued customer pressure will lead to action.
And, check out our directory for suppliers that offer solutions already.We’ve also created a simple product stewardship clause you can download and add to your procurement policy. Use it to show suppliers you’re serious about sustainability.
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In 2021 let’s all be part of the solution to New Zealand’s waste problem!