Hello Earthlings! In today’s episode, we’re doing an episode swap with the incredible Trash Magic podcast, hosted by the dynamic duo Sara Fuentes and Oakley J-Fast! In this wonderful episode, Oakley and Sara talk to the remarkable Heidi Sanborn, an esteemed pioneer in the field of extended producer responsibility with over thirty years of experience. As they explore the intricacies of sustainable packaging, Heidi reveals the vital importance of transparency in the recycling process. She demystifies the complexities of end-of-life product management and shares practical strategies for manufacturers to streamline recycling efforts.

Join Oakley, Sara, and Heidi on their journey through the multifaceted challenges affecting the product life cycle. They will discuss the identification of obstacles and offer innovative solutions, illuminating the path to a more sustainable consumer environment. Discover how Heidi has navigated political obstacles to hold producers accountable, driving significant positive change.

Don’t miss this enlightening conversation that delves into the critical issues shaping our consumption patterns and the inspiring progress towards a sustainable future.

Key Topics: 

  • Producers need to make the life cycle cost of products easily accessible!
  • Value and importance of transparency for consumers
  • The unseen damage of plastics in the recycling process 
  • How can we avoid and mitigate the pushback from producers and consumers?

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