To understand industry experience of product stewardship, members of Senior BioPhorum Connect and BioPhorum Sustainability were asked to complete a short survey.
The detailed results are available to BioPhorum Sustainability members and will be considered when developing the Phorum program. In summary:
- Product stewardship is of high importance to the majority of companies.
- A majority of members are following a systematic approach to minimizing environmental health and safety impact of products with goals and targets to measure impact.
- Chemical recycling for plastic waste management is in place or ongoing development in almost all responding companies – two thirds of respondents were interested in peer company collaboration around plastic waste management.
- Product take back schemes are less well established.