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About the GlobalPSC

Overview

The Global Product Stewardship Council is an independent, not-for-profit forum for product stewardship development and an online resource for information on product stewardship policies and programs across the world.

The GlobalPSC has over 60 members based in 12 countries and operating worldwide.

Members span producers, product recovery organisations, reprocessors, NGOs and governments at federal, state/provincial and local levels.

Learn more about the GlobalPSC, our members and our activities by checking out our latest brochure and member profiles. To become a member, click here.

 

Vision

Our vision is to facilitate the development and implementation of effective product stewardship schemes globally

 

Missions

  • Our missions are to:
  • Enable individuals and organisations to readily access relevant knowledge, people, research and information on product stewardship, including knowledge and access they would not easily find elsewhere
  • Help governments, businesses, organisations and communities around the world to develop and implement practical, effective and sustainable product stewardship solutions
  • Draw practical lessons from international experience and help tailor those lessons to local circumstances
  • Investigate new solutions and ‘best’ practice
  • Address information gaps and demonstrate thought leadership

 

Goals

  • Our goals are:
  • A better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of product stewardship approaches in reducing impacts of products on the environment throughout their lifecycle, including more efficient resource and energy use, and less pollution
  • The implementation of effective product stewardship schemes – economically, environmentally and socially
  • The implementation of product stewardship approaches that transfer environmental and social costs from the broader community to the producers and users of particular products

 

Activities Include

    • The GlobalPSC has undertaken a wide range of activities:
    • grown membership to span twelve countries and include other non-profits, businesses of all sizes and governments at national, state/provincial and local levels
    • provided the GlobalPSC’s perspective through presentations in Europe, Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and China
    • conducted independent research on product stewardship and extended producer responsibility (EPR) approaches for sharps
    • conducted research, stakeholder engagement and facilitation of product stewardship programs for paint and batteries
    • been invited to participate in regional UN forums on 3R and the Circular Economy in conjunction with senior government and industry representatives
    • been appointed to Government advisory bodies on Australia’s development of product stewardship framework legislation and designation of priority products
    • provided Senate testimony on Australia’s framework legislation
    • provided an overview of global trends and participated in discussions on good governance and EPR in conjunction with the OECD, European Commission and Estonian and Portuguese Ministries for Environment at the International Solid Waste Association Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia
    • conducted a range of site visits and meetings in Europe with GlobalPSC members and other parties interested on current and emerging issues, including electronics reuse and recycling operations, EPR systems for sharps, packaging, electronics and unwanted medicines as well as the OECD and the French EPR Commission
    • co-hosted webinars with the Product Stewardship Institute on the updated OECD EPR guidelines and on exploring possible roles for EPR in the Circular Economy
    • joined Australia’s Minister for the Environment in launching the Paintback program, which built upon research and stakeholder engagement led by the GlobalPSC
    • assisted briefings for the (US) National Caucus of Environmental Legislators
    • study tour of electronics recycling operations in China and Hong Kong
    • research and member briefings on developments in packaging, electronics and other products
    • study tour of battery and packaging producer responsibility programs in Switzerland, France and Belgium
    • North American study tour of recovery operations for electronics, paint, packaging and carpet
    • hosted the International Product Stewardship Summit
    • public policy and business case development for paint and batteries
    • cross-promotion of relevant events in Asia, North America, Australia and New Zealand
    • expanded social media and networking opportunities including:
      • discussions with over 1,400 members from 46 countries in a public forum on LinkedIn
      • presence through Twitter, Facebook and Youtube

 

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Global Product Stewardship Council

PO Box 755, Turramurra, NSW 2074, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9449 9909
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Email: info@globalpsc.net