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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Guests two for next Wed's live show, 1-2p, EST

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) is a national, membership- based nonprofit committed to reducing the health, safety, and environmental impacts of consumer products across their lifecycles with a strong focus on sustainable end-of-life management. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., we take a unique product stewardship approach to solving waste management problems by encouraging product design changes and mediating stakeholder dialogues. With 47 state environmental agency members, along with hundreds of local government members from coast-to-coast, and 95 corporate, business, academic, non-U.S. government, and organizational partners, we work to design, implement, evaluate, strengthen, and promote both voluntary and legislative product stewardship initiatives across North America.

What Is Product Stewardship?
Product stewardship is the act of minimizing the health, safety, environmental, and social impacts of a product and its packaging throughout all lifecycle stages, while also maximizing economic benefits. The producer of the product has the greatest ability to minimize adverse impacts, but other stakeholders, such as suppliers, retailers, and consumers, also play a role. Stewardship can be either voluntary or required by law.
Scott Cassel, Product Stewardship Institute - Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Telephone: (617) 236-4822
Prior to founding the Institute in 2000, Scott served for seven years as the Director of Waste Policy and Planning for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. He is a founding Board Member and past-President of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association, which has a mission to reduce the toxicity of the municipal waste stream. He is also a founding Board Member of the Global Product Stewardship Council, which harmonizes product stewardship programs internationally. For the past 30 years, Scott has tackled product and waste management issues, for a start-up solid waste management company, a non-profit statewide environmental group, and several government agencies, such as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. He is author of a comprehensive book chapter, focused on product stewardship, in the 2008 Handbook on Household Hazardous Waste. He was also a syndicated Massachusetts newspaper columnist and a former columnist for the Boston Business Journal. Scott has a master's degree in environmental policy and dispute resolution from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an undergraduate degree in Geology and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He loves craft beer, Frisbee, photography, and playing harmonica any chance he can get.


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    Scott was a great guest.