Recycling, Reuse or Disposal

The product stewardship options at this stage in the life cycle are very much influenced by the activities at the first stage in the life cycle, product design and development. Together with our stakeholders, we aim to create more environmentally friendly or safer products, designed for waste avoidance, and to facilitate recycling or reuse wherever possible.

When thinking about the end of a product's life, we need to differentiate between the chemicals that are used to make products and the products themselves. In both cases the avoidance and minimization of waste is best practice.

Local and regional conditions will be key in defining the most environmentally sensible and technically and economically feasible balance between the various waste management technologies.

Huntsman is actively engaged in projects and working with partners to reduce waste and identify alternative disposal routes.


Waste Management Routes Hierarchy of Preference

Most Preferred


Least Preferred

Reduce
Eliminate or minimize waste
at the source.

Reuse
Employ material for a second use
or an additional function.

Recover
Recapture material and/or energy
from the waste stream.

Dispose
Landfill or incinerate without
energy recovery.

The Product Life Cycle
Looking at each stage of the product life cycle, in turn, the importance of product stewardship becomes even clearer.
Product Design & Development Supply Manufacture Storage, Packaging & Distribution Sale & Use of Chemicals Consumer Use of Products Recycling, Reuse or Disposal
Product Design & Development
Supply
Manufacture
Storage, Packaging & Distribution
Sale & Use of Chemicals
Consumer Use of Products
Recycling, Reuse or Disposal