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Unformatted text preview: 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Minimising Environmental Impact: Who is responsible? Individuals (Consumers) Producers Institutions Results of consumer opinion survey - UK 2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Institutional Responsibility Introduction of environmental regulations Environmental Management systems ISO 14001 Banning the use of hazardous materials Green taxes Producer liability The obligation of manufacturers and importers to arrange for waste management at their cost when their products are discarded (eg. Passenger vehicles, electronic equipment, newspapers & magazines, etc.) The objective of producer liability is to improve the efficiency of reuse of products, as well as the reuse, recovery and other waste management applicable to products discarded as waste Eco-labelling and energy-labelling schemes Facilitate consumers to make informed decision on what they purchase By imposing rules 3...
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