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We often see packaging labeled “made from 100% recycled materials “or Made with recyclable materials. The objective is, of course. ‘to make you (the consumer) believe that the company is environmentally conscious and caring and, thus, to make you buy more of its products. a. Why are such statements as the ones quoted above potentially misleading? What questions would you want to ask the company to determine if it truly is helping with materials recycling? b. All things considered, if the statements are true, why ought you buy the company products in prefer. ence to products with no recycled material Be specific. c. If you were working for the corn. pany, how would you write the statements to be more accurate?

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Solid Waste Engineering

3rd Edition
Worrell + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781305635203

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3rd Edition
Worrell + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781305635203
Chapter 1, Problem 1.8P
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We often see packaging labeled “made from 100% recycled materials “or Made with recyclable materials. The objective is, of course. ‘to make you (the consumer) believe that the company is environmentally conscious and caring and, thus, to make you buy more of its products.
a. Why are such statements as the ones quoted above potentially misleading? What questions would you want to ask the company to determine if it truly is helping with materials recycling?
b. All things considered, if the statements are true, why ought you buy the company products in prefer. ence to products with no recycled material Be specific.
c. If you were working for the corn. pany, how would you write the statements to be more accurate?

To determine

(a)

The liability of the labels in the products.

Explanation of Solution

The products that are available in the market carry a large number of labels One among them states that the product is recyclable or it is made from recycled material. Most of us are not aware of what these symbols actually mean. Experts say that these are rather misleading as they don’t reveal all the necessary information. The material of the product and the process of manufacturing are not available. If these information is not available then it is tedious to determine the recycling method...

To determine

(b)

The preference of recyclable products over others

To determine

(c)

The label to be made for the product.

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