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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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