Greener Products - Mapping the environmental policy drivers
The premise of our Designing Out Waste programme is that waste comes from ‘stuff’: products and their processes of production. As a result, stuff is what we should be seeking to change. But to understand ‘stuff’, we have to understand a lot of other stuff first: where raw materials come from and how they were extracted, how products are designed and manufactured, how they get to consumers and other businesses, how they are used, and what happens to them at the end of their useful lives.
This report maps the main environmental policy drivers bearing on products and their processes of production, and makes an initial assessment of their coherence. It does so for, and with the assistance of, the companies who make up Green Alliance’s Designing Out Waste consortium. The consortium has an interest in improving the environmental performance of their products and in analysing and critiquing the ways in which development of policy (at country, national and EU level) might help or hinder this progress.
- Julie Hill
- Publication Date:
- 8 September, 2009