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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

PSI Webinar – Voluntary and Mandatory Product Stewardship Programs

The Product Stewardship Institute, a founding member of the GlobalPSC, is hosting a webinar on voluntary and mandatory product stewardship programs featuring a range of North American experts, most of whom are also GlobalPSC members.   Voluntary and Mandatory Product Stewardship Programs—Finding the balance between government regulation and private sector initiative Thursday, June 14 1:00-2:30 PM ET/10:00-11:30 AM PT   Overview: The producer responsibility approach seeks to engage manufacturers in taking greater financial and management responsibility for reducing the environmental and social impacts of their products over the entire lifecycle. Product stewardship programs can take the form of voluntary industry-driven programs, as well as programs that ... Read More

Events Update

The Global Product Stewardship Council is hosting or presenting at the following events: Round Tables on Sustainable Packaging – 8 August & 24 October in Sydney, Australia; 10 August & 26 October in Melbourne, Australia* WasteMINZ Conference, 16-19 October in Hamilton, New Zealand Zero Waste Summit 2012, 22-23 October in Melbourne, Australia* Electronics Recycling Asia, 13–16 November in Guangzhou, China Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo, 21-22 November in Sydney, Australia* One or more GlobalPSC Executive Committee members will also be attending the following: Resource Recycling Conference, 28-29 August, Austin, USA WEEE Forum Conference, 20-21 September 2012, London, United Kingdom At each of these events, we will be promoting the ... Read More

Packaging Product Stewardship – Auckland Round Table

      Auckland – Tuesday, 10 July 2012 Venue change: Now the Novotel Auckland Airport on Ray Emery Drive 8:00 am for an 8:30 start The Global Product Stewardship Council, Sustainable Packaging Alliance and Packaging Council of New Zealand are hosting round table discussions on commercial and policy drivers for packaging product stewardship and sustainability. Speakers include: Michele Bollinger, General Manager of Kimberly-Clark New Zealand Dana Peterson, Senior Analyst of the NZ Ministry for the Environment Paul Curtis, Executive Director of the Packaging Council of New Zealand Russ Martin, President of the Global Product Stewardship Council Lyn Mayes, founder of Mad World Limited Facilitated round table discussions with participants will ... Read More

Sustainable Packaging Design Workshop

The Sustainable Packaging Alliance (SPA), a member of the Global Product Stewardship Council, is conducting a one day workshop to provide consumer goods packaging designers, technologists and environmental managers with the knowledge to integrate environmental decisionmaking into their packaging design processes. The workshop will take place 18 June 2012 in Sydney. Program and registration details are available here.

Product Stewardship Implementation Workshop – Enviro 2012

The Global Product Stewardship Council is bringing experts on product stewardship policies and programs together to provide a practical product stewardship implementation workshop on 24 July in conjunction with the Enviro 2012 Conference & Exhibition in Adelaide, Australia.   Australia’s new Product Stewardship Act provides a policy framework for voluntary, co-regulatory and mandatory product stewardship programs. What are the implications? What are the opportunities and risks for your organisation? Following keynote presentations providing international and domestic context, content will be targeted through short presentations and facilitated panel discussions in order to maximise opportunities for interaction and learning. International experts will provide insight to overseas ... Read More

Product Stewardship Institute Spring / Summer Webinar Series

13th Networking Webinar Series  May 2012 – June 2012 Register now for the Product Stewardship Institute’s Spring/Summer webinar series! Topics include Local Government Perspectives on the Transition to EPR, Emerging Options for Simplified Lifecycle Analyses, Coke’s PlantBottle Packaging, Evaluating New York’s E-waste Program, and Voluntary and Mandatory Product Stewardship Programs. Making the Change: Local Government Perspectives on the Transition to EPR Lifecycle Flashing Before Your Eyes: Emerging Options for Simplified Lifecycle Analyses and Their Role in Product Stewardship One Year Later: Evaluating New York’s E-waste Program Voluntary and Mandatory Product Stewardship Programs — Finding the balance between government regulation and private sector initiative Coke’s PlantBottle ... Read More

Video Now Available – EPR in British Columbia for Packaging and Printed Paper

The Global Product Stewardship Council and Product Stewardship Institute held a special policy breakfast session with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment about British Columbia’s new requirement that all producers of packaging and printed paper collect and recycle the products they make and sell. BC currently has more product stewardship programs than any other North American jurisdiction and this latest regulation is considered a possible model for the U.S. The BC Ministry’s David Lawes provided an overview of BC’s framework Recycling Regulation and extended producer responsibility in BC. Teresa Conner outlined the implications for packaging and printed paper. Click here for ... Read More

International Product Stewardship Summit Issues Paper

The Global Product Stewardship Council has had a resurgence in requests for information about the inaugural International Product Stewardship Summit. The Summit was held November 2010 in Sydney, Australia, and attracted some 100 experts from government, industry and other stakeholder groups. The Summit attracted an impressive line-up of international speakers who addressed a feast of product stewardship issues including harmonisation, voluntary and mandatory programs, and legislation. The GlobalPSC developed an Issues Paper, available for download, that focuses on the key topics discussed at the Summit. Each topic is supported by case studies and includes: • The Changing Role of Product Stewardship. • Frameworks and ... Read More
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