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.