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

Sustainable Packaging Breakfast Series

The Global Product Stewardship Council, Australian Packaging Covenant and Sustainable Packaging Alliance are bringing together senior executives in packaging sustainability to keep them abreast of current developments, learn from peer experiences and keep sustainability matters and the role of packaging on the company radar. The seminar will demonstrate the business case and benefits for investing in packaging sustainability initiatives and provides an opportunity to network with industry peers. Friday, 9 December 2011      Hilton Hotel, 488 George St, Sydney Time: 7.00 – 9.00am            Cost:  $75 inclusive of breakfast Presenters and Topics: David Carter, Director of Environmental Strategy and Sustainability, Lion Pty Ltd The beverage and packaging ... Read More

EPR for Packaging and Printed Paper in British Columbia

The Global Product Stewardship Council and Product Stewardship Institute held a special policy breakfast session with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment on 27 September, 2011 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 session was held in conjunction with the 7th Annual National Product Stewardship Forum and the 26th Annual Hazardous ... Read More


For those in the Washington/Oregon area, and particularly those attending the 7th Annual National Product Stewardship Forum in conjunction with the 26th Annual Hazardous Materials Management Conference, you are invited to a pre-conference session: Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Programs in British Columbia Presented by the Global Product Stewardship Council and the Product Stewardship Institute Sponsored by Nestle Waters North America Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Time: 8:00-9:30 am Location: the Washington Room at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland, Oregon Cost: Free for all attendees Don’t miss this special pre-conference opportunity to hear from key officials from the BC Ministry of the Environment, who ... Read More

Global Product Stewardship Perspective at Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo

The Global Product Stewardship Council will be providing a global perspective on product stewardship at the Product Stewardship & Innovation in Resource Recovery session of the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo on 10 November 2011 in Sydney. We’re looking forward to interesting discussions with our Australian colleagues. AWRE 2011 Product Stewardship Program THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 10 NOVEMBER 12:30 – 12:40 Welcome from Chair & Acknowledgement of MobileMuster (Conference Sponsor) 12:40 – 1:00 Peter Brisbane, Director Television and Computer Regulator Team, Waste Policy Branch, Federal Government DSEWPaC. Product Stewardship Bill 2011 & Regulations for TV & Computer Scheme 1:00 ... Read More

Consultation on Australia’s Draft Regulations for the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

The Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities will release an exposure draft of the Product Stewardship (Television and Computer) Regulations 2011 (the Regulations) which will underpin the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme in early September 2011 for a four week public consultation period. Following the consultation process, the Regulations are expected to be made into law before the end of 2011. Consultation on the exposure draft of the Regulations allows all stakeholders and interested members of the community the opportunity to consider and contribute to the final content of the Regulations and operation of the National Television ... Read More

Yale Webinars on EPR and Packaging

2011 Industrial Environmental Management Lecture Series: Producers, Packaging & Public Policy Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Duncan Bury, Duncan Bury Consulting Webinar: “Canadian Approaches to EPR:The Road from Shared Stewardship to Full Producer Responsibility” Tuesday, September 13th, 12:00PM EDT (US) Minal Mistry, GreenBlue Webinar: “Life Cycle Assessment and Packaging Design” Tuesday, October 4th, 12 PM EST (US) With the start of the fall semester, the Industrial Environmental Program at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is pleased to announce the second half of 2011 lecture series, PRODUCERS, PACKAGING & PUBLIC POLICY. The lecture series explores the topic of extended producer responsibility ... Read More

GlobalPSC Event – Packaging EPR in British Columbia

In May 2011, the British Columbia Recycling Regulation was amended to include Packaging and Printed Paper as a product category. As a result, producers of packaging and printed paper are required to implement stewardship programs for collection and recycling in BC. Key representatives of the BC Ministry of Environment have agreed to discuss the implications of this change at a special GlobalPSC breakfast seminar we are holding in conjunction with the Product Stewardship Institute and the 7th Annual National Product Stewardship Forum in Portland Oregon. David Lawes (Head, Industry Product Stewardship) and Teresa Conner (Sr. Policy Advisor) will present on the changes ... Read More
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