2016 International Sustainability Symposium – Green Manufacturing

2016 International Sustainability Symposium – Green Manufacturing Innovation Campus, Wollongong University, Australia
   1 and 2 December 2016, 8.30am – 6.30pm Registration is free and available here The GlobalPSC is co-hosting Day 1 of the 2016 International Sustainability Symposium – Green Manufacturing event in conjunction with the UNSW Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology (SMaRT@UNSW). Day 1 Overview This interactive event will delve into the interactions between increasingly complex products desired by consumers and product stewardship, including recycling, that is increasingly expected of producers. Environmentally-friendly technologies and products, like solar panels, organic cotton garments, bamboo flooring or additive-free foods are important. But even greater environmental and economic ... Read More

Webinar: Recycler and Waste Hauler Perspectives on EPR for Packaging

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) is hosting a webinar of recycler and waste hauler perspectives on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging. The webinar will take place 27 October, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT.  The US recycling system has experienced a noticeable shift in the past few decades as the waste management and recycling industries have become increasingly privatized. Because of this change, waste and recycling systems often function as contractual agreements between haulers and recyclers with municipalities or residents. In contrast to this system, other countries – which operate under an EPR structure – rely on a central body to ... Read More

Free Webinar – Improving EPR Programs Worldwide – the New OECD Guidelines

  The Product Stewardship Institute and Global Product Stewardship Council are pleased to present a webinar on the updated Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines for extended producer responsibility (EPR). We have worked with the webinar participants over the years on product stewardship and EPR, and anticipate an especially productive session. Thanks to support from the OECD, we can now provide the webinar free of charge to participants. REGISTER     6/29/2016 When: Wednesday, June 29 11:00 am – 12:30pm EST Where: Massachusetts United States Contact: Suzy Whalen +1 617 236-8293 REGISTER Online registration is available until 29 June 2016 EST Improving EPR Programs Worldwide – the New OECD GuidelinesWednesday, June 29, 2016 (11:00 am -12:30 pm EST)There ... Read More

Free Webinar – Exploring the Circular Economy and how EPR Fits In

  The Product Stewardship Institute and Global Product Stewardship Council are offering a free webinar on the Circular Economy and possible roles for extended producer responsibility (EPR).   6/14/2016 When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:30am – 12:00pm EST Where: Massachusetts United States Contact: Suzy Whalen 6172368293 REGISTER   Online registration is available until: 14 June 2016 EST « Go to Upcoming Event List Exploring the Circular Economy and How EPR Fits inTuesday, June 14, 2016 (10:30 am -12:00 pm EST) In December 2015, the European Commission announced its new Circular Economy Package, a plan to “end our reliance on the rubbish heap and turn waste into a resource.” By incorporating eco-design, waste prevention, and reuse and recycling into business strategy, the ... Read More

CEO & Business Leaders Summit 2015

GlobalPSC CEO Russ Martin was invited to participate again this year in the CEO & Business Leaders Summit in Sydney, Australia. The Summit is a gathering of a global alliance of CEOs, senior executives and experts involved in creating advanced and sustainable projects worldwide. Speakers at the event are shown above and their roles are highlighted here. Russ’s presentation on global projects and initiatives highlighted some of challenges of managing various wastes, especially for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).  The GlobalPSC’s collaboration with the SMaRT Centre at the University of New South Wales and proposed research on global WEEE models were also ... Read More

2015 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum: Extended Producer Responsibility and the Circular Economy

On December 8 & 9, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) will host environmental sustainability experts from around the world at a conference in Boston to celebrate and assess 15 years of EPR in the U.S.; discuss national and global trends in product stewardship, zero waste, recycling, and the circular economy; and examine future challenges and opportunities for increasing recovery of materials in consumer products. This interactive, discussion-based event is an excellent way to join national and international conversations about the evolving ideas and concepts that shape the work we share. The conference agenda features world-class speakers that will discuss key issues in product stewardship, the role ... Read More

Forthcoming Events

The GlobalPSC and some of our members will be active in several events in the near future, including: CEO & Business Leaders Summit 2015, 19-20 November 2015 in Sydney, Australia 2015 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum, 8–9 December 2015 in Boston, USA We’ll highlight key presentations and findings from these events.

WasteMINZ Roundup 2015 – Sustainable Economies

On 23 and 24 April the WasteMINZ Roundup is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. WasteMINZ, a long-term GlobalPSC member, is the largest representative body of the waste and resource recovery sector in New Zealand. Formed in 1989, it is a membership-based organisation with over 1,000 members – from small operators through to councils and large companies. The Roundup features a stream dedicated to ‘Progressing Product Stewardship’, where they will explore progress with product stewardship in New Zealand, the key factors in developing successful schemes as well as lessons learned from overseas implementation of product stewardship initiatives. In ... Read More

Last Day to Register – Webinar on U.S. Battery Product Stewardship Developments

  The United States is on the verge of breakthrough legislation for both primary (single-use) and rechargeable batteries. This shift from a voluntary approach to a regulatory approach covering both battery types has coalesced over the past six months, as an increasing number of government agencies have expressed interest in a legislative solution to household battery management. This webinar will discuss the unique differences between the single-use and rechargeable battery industries, key issues that are being addressed to find a unified legislation solution, explore lessons for other countries such as Australia (where consultation is underway on a national battery stewardship scheme), ... Read More

Two Weeks to Go! Recycling in a Global Economy – GlobalPSC Thought Leadership Forum

Recycling in a Global Economy SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney 9:00am to 1:00pm The Global Product Stewardship Council and its members invite you to our latest thought leadership forum featuring Adam Minter, the author of best-selling book Junkyard Planet. Adam is a third-generation scrap dealer turned journalist who’s spent over a decade living in Asia, examining recycling practices first-hand and sharing his insights. The GlobalPSC and electronics recycler TES-AMM are pleased to provide this first Australian opportunity to hear and meet Adam Minter. Adam’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Adam and other international experts on the ... Read More
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