The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has welcomed the ACCC authorisation of the Battery Stewardship Council’s national battery recycling scheme, however cautions that with major battery importers yet to sign up to the voluntary scheme, its efficacy is in doubt.
All end-of-life tyres from Porsche Cars Australia Centres will be collected and disposed of by a Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) accredited recycler, following the dealer’s recent commitment to the scheme.
A record 23 companies have demonstrated full compliance with sustainability objectives applicable to their businesses in 2019, under the Australian PVC Stewardship Program operated by the Vinyl Council of Australia.
The Federal Government has announced a fourth independent review of the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000.
MobileMuster is partnering with Landcare Australia to provide an added incentive to recycle mobile phones throughout August.
The New Zealand Government has declared six new ‘priority products’ to be regulated under product stewardship schemes.
In late June, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) launched a new Strategic Plan 2020-2023. Mapped against the United Nations Sustainable Development goals, the plan seeks to strengthen TSA’s role in the sustainable management, recycling and productive use of end-of-life tyres.
The Federal Government is calling on “suitably experienced and skilled entities” to submit a partnering proposal to establish the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence.
Following the release of the Product Stewardship Act review, the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) is calling on the Federal Government to ensure a comprehensive national battery recycling program is in place, and funded by all battery brands by the end of 2020.
The Federal Government’s long-awaited Product Stewardship Act 2011 review recommends expanding the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) to include all electrical and electronic products with a plug or battery.