Waste Management Joins Product Stewardship Institute

The Product Stewardship Institute Inc. (PSI), a national non-profit organization focused on reducing the health and environmental impacts of consumer products, this week announced the addition of Houston-based Waste Management as a Sustaining Partner.

“PSI seeks corporate partners that can provide sustainable solutions that protect our environment from the lifecycle impacts of consumer products,” said Scott Cassel, PSI’s executive director, in a press release. “Safely managing mercury, pharmaceuticals, and other problem wastes is a valuable product stewardship service, and will ultimately lower costs for local governments.”

PSI offers three levels of corporate partnership: Founding Partners, Sustaining Partners and Partners. All PSI partners support PSI’s mission and recognize the organization’s Principles of Product Stewardship. Benefits include opportunities to shape public policy by participating in PSI national dialogues, access to information, technical and strategic advice, recognition, and marketing and networking opportunities.

“We have been working with PSI on nearly every one of its initiatives,” said Ben Hoffman, vice president and chief medical officer for Waste Management, in the release. “We see tremendous business opportunities as a result of the product stewardship movement. Working together, we can make significant progress in reducing the environmental impacts of consumer products.”

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