of product stewardship or the incorporation of product disposal
into purchase price is one of the few extreme concepts I subscribe
to. It is a concept that gets little are time by the unbleached
organically grown, free range granola crunchers because it accepts
the idea that there will always be products produced that are
packaged, manufactured or contain man-made or non-renewable resources.
The point of product stewardship is that it incorporates the recycling
and/or disposal of the wastes created by a product into the original
purchase price paid by you - the consumer. There are currently
programs for recycling aerosols, oil, paint, tires and rechargeable
batteries in existence or coming to your neighborhood in the very
near future. All product stewardship requires is a little effort
from you and everybody else to be effective; so get off your collective
backside and participate.