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Re: [GreenYes] 'Producer Responsibility' and Consumer Cost
Germany puts the cost on the producer. Overall production costs must have to
go up, but the environmental costs go down. It's a balance, no?

When the producers are accountable, they still want to reduce costs. The way
they do that is to reduce the packaging, environmentally damaging chemicals,
and plastics.

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Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 1:09 PM
Subject: [GreenYes] 'Producer Responsibility' and Consumer Cost

> Consumers through fees paid to waste haulers and recyclers or through
> property taxes for solid waste services are now paying a good share of the
> costs associated with recycling plastics (and everything else).  Lately,
> term 'Producer Responsibility' has crept into our recycling vocabulary and
> I'm interested in seeing what folks on this list think of the concept.

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