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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

Webinar – Battery Stewardship Developments in the U.S. A Joint Government and Industry Regulatory Solution for Single Use + Rechargeable Batteries

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

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

GlobalPSC Launches Key Themes to be Explored with Members

Singapore – The Global Product Stewardship Council today announced a series of themes to enable decision makers to more effectively draw upon international experience in product stewardship policy and to help raise the standards of recycling programs globally. The roundtable discussions, hosted jointly by the GlobalPSC and Infoactiv at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, addressed a broad range of chemicals and products amongst key stakeholders including BASF, HP, Apple, Shell and CropLife Asia. GlobalPSC CEO Russ Martin provided a global overview of product stewardship and extended producer responsibility programs then launched the themes being examined by the GlobalPSC, which include: Making meaningful comparisons between ... Read More

Stewardship 2014

    Stewardship 2014, hosted by the Product Stewardship Society, is bringing together prominent product stewardship professionals to present and discuss global emerging issues, case studies, practical experiences, and new developments. Designed from the ground up by top level leaders in product stewardship, Stewardship 2014 focuses on the core competencies that every product stewardship professional needs to know. Stewardship 2014 will focus on: emerging chemical regulatory issues emerging articles regulations emerging product stewardship issues product stewardship risk assessments emerging extended producer responsibility requirements product stewardship management systems value chain/supply Learn more and register here.

GlobalPSC Priority Product Stewardship Workshop Presentations Available

On 18 November 2013 in Port Melbourne, Australia, the GlobalPSC brought global leaders on product-specific producer responsibility collection and reprocessing initiatives together to help identify and learn from international best practice to assist Australia’s efforts to develop national product stewardship approaches for batteries, paint and other materials. Featured international speakers included: • Carl Smith, CEO and President, Call2Recycle (North America) • Alison Keane, Vice President Government Affairs, American Coatings Association, on behalf of PaintCare • Mark Kurschner, President, Product Care Association (North America) • Corinne Faure-Rochu, Director Business Development, Recupyl (France) An interactive panel session included these speakers and other product-specific experts on batteries and ... Read More

Australian Chemical Notification Requirements and Broader Product Stewardship

On 29 October 2013, GlobalPSC CEO Russ Martin presented as part of a professional development course on Product Registration Requirements in Asia Pacific during the Asia Pacific OH Conference 2013 in Singapore. The conference was led by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and recently-formed Product Stewardship Society (PSS). The presentation details Australia’s National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), which provides an integrated national approach for identifying and assessing industrial chemical entities (not products). Specific topics on NICNAS and product stewardship include: development, context and current structure of NICNAS, including registration and assessment requirements; overview of the Australian Inventory of Chemical ... Read More
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