Date of Release:
May 25 2015
Unbridled global consumption of manufactured products has generated significant waste and created major problems related to environmentally appropriate disposal and post-consumer waste management.
In light of this, on August 18 2014 the Superior Court of Justice recognised the post-consumer liability of potentially polluting product manufacturers for the first time.(1) The decision dealt with a class action for environmental damages caused by the environmentally inappropriate disposal of polyethylene terephthalate bottles used for packaging soft drinks.