Final Customer Purchasing from the Producer of the Product

Dispose Steps: Dispose steps include all activities required to eliminate the product from the customer's premises. These steps include the costs for removal and final disposition of the product.

A. Resources: Reduce resources required for the use of the product

1. Money – Reduce the money the customer uses with the product

Reduce the customer's spending on People, Purchases or Capital costs the customer uses with the product itself




1 2000 1987 Oxyrase hopes that with a set of enzymes, it can keep food fresh. Method will be safer and longer-acting than current methods.
2 3089 1992 Rubbermaid's new "litterless lunchbox" capitalized on environmental concerns by including opaque compartments for holding food.
3 3571 2001 In order to prevent the waste and possible environmental hazards created by the disposal of old computers, many PC makers and retailers are beginning programs to collect their equipment and will refurbish the machines for charity or use the available parts. HP and IBM charge for the pickup and disposal of old equipment. With IBM, donators will receive a receipt that can be deducted from taxes. Dell Computer Corp allows users to donate machines to a national charity, get prepaid shipping labels and a credit for new purchases or auction the machine through the site. Sony's free recycling program is only available in Minnesota but other brands can be dropped off for a small fee. Best Buy plans to launch a program for electronics in which customers can drop off equipment during specified weeks for a small fee.

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