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13- ME4211 - 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 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 2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Environmental Labelling (Green / Eco-labelling) As interest in the environment has grown, so has the demand for meaningful information to enable consumers to make informed choices Organisations, either directly on products or by using promotional literature, regularly make environmental claims Some companies provide useful consumer information, whilst others make claims that cannot be substantiated Environmental labelling schemes developed at national and international level provide guidance and information for consumers to make informed choices Eco-labelling covers all types of products and services and is used, and recognised, in many international countries 3 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 3 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Environmental Labelling (Green / Eco-labelling) environmental label - demonstrates that the product, service or company bearing the label has reputable green credentials . Criteria attached to green labels can include: organic standards; energy efficient manufacturing; a company commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its products or services. Buying a product or using a service or company awarded a green label ensures that the product has been produced or the company conducts business with some consideration for the environment There are a vast number of green labels on the market, each with its own standards of certification and audit process . 4 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products...
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