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Sooner or later, all consumer products end up as waste. In the area of waste treatment Switzerland now has efficient infrastructure, high standards and clear legislative stipulations. However, to continue reducing environmental pollution we must act at the beginning of the production chain and on patterns of consumption.

Nowadays, the treatment of consumer goods once they become waste has less environmental impact than their production and use. We must now pay attention, during the phase of product design, to waste treatment as well as manufacture and use. The protection of non-renewable resources such as metals and gravel is becoming increasingly important.

Contact: waste@bafu.admin.ch
Last updated on: 01.05.2014

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