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Promoting the Extraction of Virgin Materials: How Subsidies Impact Product Sustainability Webinar

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11th Series Product Stewardship Institute Networking Calls

  • Webinar
When Jun 15, 2011
from 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Where Webinar
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June 15, 2011

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET


Interested in receiving in-depth information on cutting edge issues in the product stewardship field? PSI networking conference calls offer a carbon-free alternative to in-person workshops and meetings. PSI networking call participants can listen to expert presentations and ask questions on timely product stewardship issues from the comfort of the home or office.


Product stewardship policies seek to reduce the health and environmental impacts from consumer products all across their lifecycle, from mining to manufacture and through to recycling or disposal. However, economic incentives that promote the use of virgin materials run counter to the product stewardship movement’s efforts to level the playing field for all products and promote sound management of materials to produce net environmental, social and economic benefits. These virgin material subsidies are estimated at more than $X trillion globally. Mining subsidies in one country can influence the choice of materials for incorporation into products on the worldwide market. In this webinar, you will learn about government subsidies and policies that promote the use of virgin minerals, timber, oil and other resources, and explain the connection to product price. This webinar will also focus on common federal and state-level subsidies and consider steps that can be taken to seek a better alignment of economic and environmental policies.


  • Doug Koplow, EarthTrack, Inc.
  • Jennifer Krill, Earthwork

Moderated by Scott Cassel, PSI


For registration information, please visit the Product Stewardship Institute website.

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