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A lack of information on product composition, material variety, and hazardous constituents presents obstacles to recycling, particularly for plastics. Cost-effective reuse and recycling in the future will require product design changes that will increase the reuse and recyclability of components, phase out toxic materials, reduce disassembly time, and make products upgradeable to prevent more junking. out scrapping the old one. The new model is designed in two parts—a standard base with basic telephony features and an upgradeable slide-in module that can add features such as caller ID, call waiting, a larger screen size, or a better graphics display.

Finsbury Business Centre, 40 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0NE,United Kingdom. Telephone: +44 (0)171 814 5300; Fax: +44 (0)171 415 0106. uk Information on the toxic threat from products was taken from US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment,Green Products by Design: Choices for a Cleaner Environment, OTA-E-541. Washington,DC. October, 1992. Chemical Bans: Both the Danish and Swedish government have come out with a new Chemicals Policy that would phase out the use of persistent and bioaccumulative compounds as well as increase consumer right to know.

Other forms of power generation, such as manual or renewable electric, are not promoted instead. For example, BayGen has developed both a windup radio and windup flashlight—originally developed for use in Africa but now sold in fashionable stores in Europe. With intense research taking place on fuel cell and battery technologies for electric vehicles, NiCds may be positioned as a green option because of the collection system in place. S. S. Congress to adopt legislation that shifts the burden of managing discarded products and packaging from local governments to the producers of those products.

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