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Product Stewardship: How To Create Less Trash

03/03/10 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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AP/John Bazemore
Product Stewardship is a new movement that argues manufacturers should be responsible for their products from the cradle to the grave.  There are currently three active bills in the Vermont Legislature modeled on this notion of extended producer responsibility - making manufacturers pay for recycling and disposing of their own waste.  We discuss the division of corporate and consumer responsibility with Jen Holliday, chair of the Vermont Product Stewardship Council, and Senator Ginny Lyons, chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

Also in the program, we check in with Rutland Herald business reporter Bruce Edwards about last month's decision by the Federal Highway Administration to approve an estimated $34 million rail project in Rutland and Addison Counties.  The move could allow marble ore manufactured by the Omya Corporation to be transported by rail, rather than on Route 7 between Pittsford and Middlebury. Listen

And the University of Vermont commemorates the election of Vermont's first women governor 25 years ago. Madeleine Kunin served from 1985-1991. We hear an excerpt from the speech she gave at UVM on Tuesday in honor of the event. Listen



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