Product Policy in Europe: New Environmental Perspectives

Product Policy in Europe: New Environmental Perspectives presents an overview and assessment of a relatively new area of environmental policy in Europe. Whereas the more `traditional' environment policy mainly deals with individual emissions, waste and substances, product policy is a more compr...

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Main Authors: Oosterhuis, Frans, Rubik, Frieder (Author), Scholl, Gerd (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1996, 1996
Series:Environment & Policy
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Four Case Studies
  • 5 Assessment, Applicability and Improvability of Product Policy
  • 6 Product Policy in Europe: Experiences, Trends and International Trade Aspects
  • 7 Product Management: Trends and Prospects
  • 8 Conclusions and Recommendations
  • 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 The Need for a Product-Oriented Approach in Environmental Policy
  • 1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Study
  • 1.3 Outline of this Book
  • 2 Conceptual Framework and Theoretical Background of Product Policy
  • 2.1 The Relationship between Ecosphere and Technosphere
  • 2.2 Internalizing the External Costs of Products
  • 2.3 History of the Development of Product Policy
  • 2.4 Product Policy in Relation to Other Approaches of Environmental Policy
  • 2.5 Characteristics of Product Policy
  • 2.6 Relationship between Policy Making and Actors
  • Four Case Studies
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Paints
  • 4.3 Batteries
  • 4.4 Public Procurement
  • 4.5 Eco-labelling
  • 5 Assessment, Applicability and Improvability of Product Policy
  • 5.1 Policy Objectives: Attitudes, Appropriateness and Interrelationship
  • 5.2 The Assessment of Product Policy Instruments
  • 5.3 The Application of Product Policy Instruments
  • 6 Product Policy in Europe: Experiences, Trends and International Trade Aspects
  • 6.1 Experiences in European Union Member States
  • 6.2 Trends Within European Product Policy
  • 6.3 Product Policy and International Trade
  • 7 Product Management: Trends and Prospects
  • 7.1 From Product Policy to Product Management: New Trends
  • 7.2 The Actors and Their New Roles
  • 7.3 Co-operative Behaviour Among Product Managers
  • 7.4 New Forms of Production and Consumption
  • 8 Conclusion and Recommendation
  • 8.1 Conclusions
  • 8.2 Policy Recommendations
  • 8.3 Research Recommendations
  • References
  • Abbreviations