Convergence of Product Stewardship and Zero Waste at Zero Waste Summit

Australia’s Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, Senator the Hon Don Farrell, addresses the Zero Waste Summit in Melbourne, Australia. Senator Farrell, who led the passage through Parliament of Australia’s Product Stewardship Act 2011, cited bipartisan support for the Act and updated attendees on product stewardship developments in Australia, including the new TV and computer recycling scheme. Global Product Stewardship Council President Russ Martin chaired the first day of the Zero Waste Summit and presented the GlobalPSC perspective on global developments in product stewardship. Other speakers on product stewardship included representatives of the Australian Government, Fuji Xerox, ANZRP and Australian ... Read More

PSI Webinars and Discounts for GlobalPSC Members

The Product Stewardship Institute is providing all GlobalPSC Members with a special discount rate to participate in the webinar: “The Roles of Government and Industry in Attaining High Performing Product Stewardship Programs.” GlobalPSC members may register for US$90 (a 25% discount on the regular rate). Please note your GlobalPSC membership affiliation on the registration page to take advantage of this opportunity! For GlobalPSC members who unable to attend live, the webinar recording will be available for US$65. See the PSI website for more information. The Roles of Government and Industry in Attaining High Performing Product Stewardship Programs Tuesday, November 27, 2012 1:00 ... Read More

Product Stewardship Panel at Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo 22 November 2012

              The Global Product Stewardship Council is pleased to be partnering with the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) to hold a panel discussion on product stewardship implementation. The panel has now sold out prior to the event. The panel will help attendees understand some of the opportunities and challenges of product stewardship, with particular emphasis on Australia’s new TV and computer recycling scheme. The AWRE is taking place 21 and 22 November at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour. The product stewardship panel discussion will take place on 22 November from 3:10 to 4:30 pm. Confirmed speakers include: Steve Rust, Managing Director ... Read More

Events Update

The Global Product Stewardship Council is hosting or presenting at the following events: WasteMINZ Conference, 16-19 October in Hamilton, New Zealand* Zero Waste Summit 2012, 22-23 October in Melbourne, Australia* Round Tables on Sustainable Packaging – 24 October in Sydney, Australia; 26 October in Melbourne, Australia* Electronics Recycling Asia, 13–16 November in Guangzhou, China Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo, 21-22 November in Sydney, Australia* Webinar – Roles of government and industry in attaining high performing product stewardship programs*, 27 November At each of these events, we will be promoting the involvement of GlobalPSC members and our activities. * GlobalPSC member discounts available

WasteMINZ Conference, 16-19 October in Hamilton, New Zealand

        The theme of this years’ WasteMINZ Conference is Challenge, Change and Collaboration. It is about recognising the many challenges our industry faces in these times of significant fiscal and resource constraint and ensuring we plan smartly for the inevitable societal, legislative and policy changes ahead. We want to actively explore how government, the private sector and communities can work collaboratively to address these issues. As always, the Conference will provide opportunities for all those working in the waste and resource recovery sector to showcase and share their achievements. There is an exciting line-up of keynote speakers, both for plenary sessions and ... Read More

Thoughts from Singapore

By Global Product Stewardship Council President Russ Martin While in Singapore for the inaugural WasteMET Asia conference recently, three things in particular give me hope for our ultimate ability to help improve environmental outcomes through product stewardship: Holding a kilo of pure gold recovered from e-waste; Seeing some of the innovative sustainability initiatives at the new Gardens by the Bay precinct (pictured); and Hearing the interest from governments and companies alike in implementing product stewardship initiatives. Courtesy of the senior management and staff of TES-AMM and Cimelia Resource Recovery, I was able to tour two of the largest electronics recyclers in the region and see ... Read More

Presentations from Auckland Round Table on Packaging Product Stewardship

The Global Product Stewardship Council, in conjunction with the Sustainable Packaging Alliance and Packaging Council of New Zealand, held the Auckland Round Table on Packaging Product Stewardship 10 July 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. Presentations from the Round Table have been posted on the Knowledge Base available to GlobalPSC members. The presentations posted include those from: Michele Bollinger, General Manager of Kimberly-Clark New Zealand; Paul Curtis, Executive Director of the Packaging Council of New Zealand; John Webber, General Manager of the Glass Packaging Forum Inc.; and Russ Martin, President of the GlobalPSC. Michele Bollinger addressed the commercial implications and opportunities such as brand positioning, risk reduction ... Read More

Electronics Recycling Asia November 13 -16, 2012, Guangzhou, China

          电子电器废料循环利用亚洲论坛 Electronics Recycling Asia November 13 -16, 2012, Guangzhou, China Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum   The Global Product Stewardship Council has been invited to speak at the Electronics Recycling Asia event November 13 – 16, 2012 in Guangzhou, China, and is partnering with event organisers. The conference brochure is available here. During the conference, leading recycling experts from around the world – including manufacturers, collectors, processors, steelmakers, legislators and policy-makers – will meet to discuss: Opening ceremony with keynote speakers Panel discussion with industry leaders: “How rare is rare earth really?” Today’s cutting edge recycling technology New frontiers of recycling technology How to recycle strategic ... Read More

Sydney & Melbourne Round Tables on Sustainable Packaging

          The Global Product Stewardship Council and Sustainable Packaging Alliance (SPA) are hosting a series of Round Tables on Sustainable Packaging in Sydney and Melbourne. The Round Tables are designed to give industry and stakeholders the opportunity to learn of new developments and discuss issues affecting the packaging sector. Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) signatories receive a $100 discount off event registrations. A second series of Round Tables, focussed on Flexible Plastics will be held in Sydney (October 24th) and Melbourne (October 26th).  The SPA Roundtables align directly with the AFGC Future of Packaging White Paper, which is aimed at driving more strategic and tangible ... Read More

Register Today for PSI’s Packaging Call Series!

Why Join PSI’s Packaging Calls?   The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition, is launching a technical conference call series to better understand key issues pertaining to the reduction, reuse, and recycling of packaging and printed materials. PSI will be conducting three two-hour calls that build on each other to help participants develop an understanding of the problem, goals, key barriers, and priority solutions. The calls will explore all viable strategies, including both voluntary and legislative, to work toward a comprehensive approach to materials reduction, reuse, and recycling. These highly interactive calls are open to all interested ... Read More
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