Ed, I appreciate all of your info about this! Keep commenting!
I enjoy reading about how the real change that is needed is production change. This feels harder to accomplish to me as a consumer. I also see how, with the right leaders & system change, production change has the most potential!
The part that is hard for me, and I assume a lot of people, is how do we get from (1) blaming consumers for their waste to (2) understanding it is a production problem to (3) making change to the production system. I like what the abstract said:
…scholars and policy makers should focus on finding and implementing ways to increase the displacement potential of recyclable materials rather than focusing on disposal diversion targets…
I also think that besides just scholars and policy makers, businesses should have to focus on increasing displacement potential.