Events

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

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
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