Regulatory Drivers for Greener Products

A New Set of Rules

It used to be that the only environmental regulations a company had to be concerned with were those affecting a manufacturing facility’s air emissions, waste generation, and wastewater. Governments began to realize that the disposal of products presented significant environmental concerns and soon began developing regulations to address this issue. There has been an exponential growth of environmental regulations that apply to products over recent years. Beginning in Europe with requirements for developing more sustainable packaging and mandatory take-back requirements, these regulations have expanded to all regions of the world.

Having to comply with this new type of regulation ...

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