Product Stewardship and Useful Life Concepts

The Challenges for Business in the 21st Century
  • Jan-Olaf Willums


Has Product Stewardship brought the production and use of goods and services in better alignment with the goal of sustainable development? Or is there an underlying contradiction between the production-oriented industrial society and the vision of sustainable development that cannot be bridged? This chapter aims at identifying the challenges that industry is faced with in the debate around sustainable production and consumption, and the role of Product Stewardship.


Sustainable Development Sustainable Production Business Leader Product Responsibility Life Cycle Perspective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan-Olaf Willums
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  1. 1.The World Business Council for Sustainable DevelopmentGenevaSwitzerland

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