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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

Evolving Nature of Product Stewardship

By Russ Martin, GlobalPSC CEO Our current travels are reinforcing the evolving nature of product stewardship. After recently highlighting the evolution of established programs in Canada, we are now seeing evolution of New Zealand’s e-scrap program and the need to better understand how the chemical industry and related players are viewing product stewardship globally. Product Stewardship from a Risk and Hazard Perspective I am currently in Singapore for the Asia Pacific OH Conference led by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and recently-formed Product Stewardship Society (PSS). As part of a professional development course, I presented on Australia’s chemical assessment and notification requirements in ... Read More

Events Update

Events Update The Global Product Stewardship Council is presenting at or attending the following events: WasteMINZ Conference, 21-24 October in Rotorua, New Zealand 2013 Asia Pacific OH Conference + Exhibition, 29 – 31 October in Singapore Electronics Recycling Asia, 12–15 November in Singapore GlobalPSC Priority Product Stewardship Workshop, 18 November in Port Melbourne, Australia Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo, 19-20 November in Melbourne, Australia Packaging Waste & Sustainability Forum, 4-5 March 2014 in Brussels, Belgium At each of these events, we will be promoting the involvement of GlobalPSC members and our activities.

GlobalPSC Priority Product Stewardship Workshop

18 November, 2013 DHL, 18-22 Salmon St, Port Melbourne, Australia Australia has released a priority list of products potentially covered under the Product Stewardship Act 2011. The designated products include: • Waste paint • End-of-life handheld batteries • Packaging • End-of-life air conditioners with small gas charges • End-of-life refrigerators with small gas charges The Act provides a framework for establishing voluntary, co-regulatory and regulatory approaches for product stewardship. Australia’s Environment Ministers have also developed plans for paint and battery product stewardship. The GlobalPSC is helping the Commonwealth and state governments facilitate the efforts for batteries and paint. The GlobalPSC is bringing global leaders on product-specific producer responsibility collection ... Read More

Batteryback Launches Across 34 Melbourne Retail Locations

The Global Product Stewardship Council recently joined Sustainability Victoria (SV), the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI), MobileMuster, recyclers including TES-AMM and various retailers in launching Batteryback across 34 retail locations in Melbourne, Australia. Batteryback is a free household battery collection and recycling service available at select Bunnings, Coles, HEARLINK, Michael’s Cameras, Queen’s Parade Hardware and Officeworks stores. Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan (pictured, 2nd from right) said Batteryback aims to reduce the number of batteries going to landfill and recover more reusable material within the batteries, noting “Every year 350 million batteries are imported into Australia. 260 million of these batteries will ... Read More

Events Update

The Global Product Stewardship Council is presenting at or attending the following events: Conference on Canadian Stewardship, 16-18 September in Toronto, Canada WasteMINZ Conference, 21-24 October in Rotorua, New Zealand 2013 Asia Pacific OH Conference + Exhibition, October 29 – 31 in Singapore Electronics Recycling Asia, 12–15 November in Singapore At each of these events, we will be promoting the involvement of GlobalPSC members and our activities.

AIHA 2013 Asia-Pacific Conference Singapore 29-31 October

      The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Product Stewardship Society will host the third annual Asia Pacific OH Conference + Exhibition from 29–31 October in Singapore at the Raffles City Convention Centre (RCCC). The Global Product Stewardship Council is pleased to be a Supporting Organisation for the event. The 2013 Asia Pacific OH Conference + Exhibition is a must-attend event for any mid- or senior-level occupational health/hygiene, industrial hygiene, product stewardship and sustainability, or environmental health and safety professional who is dedicated to enhancing their careers and advancing their profession. The conference offers attendees opportunities to network and discuss the latest ... Read More

Electronics Recycling Asia – 12-15 November, 2013, Singapore

Singapore Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum The next top quality conference in electronics recycling will take place from November 12 – 15, 2013 in exciting Singapore. During the conference, leading recycling experts from around the world – including manufacturers, collectors, processors, steelmakers, legislators and policy makers – will meet to discuss: Circular economy in Asia How do countries and electronics manufacturing companies close the recycling loop? Worldwide take back schemes and challenges of OEMs Reports about strategic metals recycling (PGM, rare earth elements) Best available recycling technologies Metal and scrap trading How to recycle lamps and other mercury containing scraps An exhibition area is integrated into ... Read More

Events Update

The Global Product Stewardship Council is presenting at or attending the following events: Stewardship 2013, 18-23 May in Montreal, Canada RCBC Zero Waste Conference, 22-24 May in Whistler, Canada Conference on Canadian Stewardship, 16-18 September in Toronto, Canada WasteMINZ Conference, 21-24 October in Rotorua, New Zealand Electronics Recycling Asia, 13–15 November in Singapore At each of these events, we will be promoting the involvement of GlobalPSC members and our activities. Other events are expected to be added in the near future, so watch this space.

Select Proceedings from Electronics Recycling Asia in Guangzhou, China

        In November 2012, the Global Product Stewardship Council attended the Electronics Recycling Asia event in Guangzhou, China. Select presentations from the event have been posted on the Knowledge Base available to GlobalPSC members, with the consent of the presenters. The presentations posted include (in no particular order): The Principles of Proper Regulation by Crystynna Ewe of Dell in Singapore Sustaining Electronics Recycling Globally: Key Ingredients to a Successful Market by Robin K. Wiener of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. in the US How does Taiwan Recycle Electronics Waste? by Prof. Hsiao-Kang Ma of the National Taiwan University Department of Mechanical Engineering in ... Read More
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