Why Have Consumer Mailback With Us?
While the main focus for manufacturers is to sell products, the entire product lifecycle, including the disposal or recycling of the product after its useful life, is becoming just as important. Consumers, environmental advocates and even investors and shareholders are pressuring companies to take full responsibility for the goods they produce. For manufacturers, product stewardship includes planning for — and often, paying for — the recycling of a product at the end of its useful life. For a product being used at a consumer's residence, the mailback return solution is a convenient method for that consumer to participate in the product's end-of-life management.
g2 continues to have tremendous success developing and implementing manufacturer-based consumer mailback programs, ranging from refrigerator water filters to single serve coffee pods.
How Does It Work?
Where Can I Find My Program Data?
When we set up your recycling account, you are provided with secure login access to an online data system that contains all your recycling records. One of the best features for our clients is to be able to use this to complete corporate sustainability reporting. You can also query the database to see your records over a set period of time, or within a select geography, to manage your program with precision. And finally, you can download certificates of recycling if you need paper-based records.
What Are the Regulations?
Currently, many companies and even industries are looking at product takeback as a strategy to avoid the threat of regulations that could impose impractical or politically-defined recycling mandates. Perhaps more importantly, investors and shareholders are increasingly looking to put the money into progressive firms that understand the importance of product stewardship and its increasing importance to outside perception of company ethics and values.