Member Profiles

GlobalPSC Sustaining Corporate Member – AgStewardship Australia

 

 

 

 

 

AgStewardship Australia became the first Sustaining Corporate member of the GlobalPSC in May 2011 and continues to be one of our most active members.

AgStewardship Australia Limited develops and implements stewardship programs for Australia’s agricultural sector. It is a not-for-profit company, which brings together a partnership of organisations representing the supply chain, from chemical manufacturers to primary producers and local government. These partners share the common goal of managing safely agricultural chemicals and their containers, from manufacture to disposal. The organisation is responsible for overseeing the successful drumMUSTER® and ChemClear® programs, which have become benchmarks for voluntary product stewardship in Australia.

The drumMUSTER program has recently collected more than 21 million waste containers.

CEO Karen Gomez explained why AgStewardship Australia became a Sustaining Corporate member, “The Global Product Stewardship Council is a logical extension for AgStewardship Australia. Its knowledge network is a valuable opportunity to understand the advances and issues facing product stewardship from an international perspective. It provides AgStewardship a forum to share its insights and interact with leaders in the field, while contributing to fostering product stewardship.”

Karen participated in our International Product Stewardship Summit and as a plenary speaker at the GlobalPSC’s Product Stewardship Implementation Workshop. Karen also represented AgStewardship Australia on the GlobalPSC North American study tour and spoke at international product stewardship events.

GlobalPSC Corporate Member – Panasonic Australia

 

 

 

Panasonic has been a leader in voluntary recycling programs around the world for more than a decade. The company is focussed on recycling electronics and developing products and packaging that are sustainable and re-usable from initial design to collection to end-of-life.

In Australia, Panasonic was a foundation member of Product Stewardship Australia (PSA) and worked with government to introduce a scheme for the collection, re-use and recycling of end-of-life TVs and refrigerant from air conditioners. Panasonic is now working with other technology and consumer electronics companies within the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) to see a national scheme implemented in 2012.

In the video below, Steve Rust, Managing Director of Panasonic Australia, discusses the business case for Panasonic’s approach to product stewardship in Australia and internationally.

New GlobalPSC Member – Kelleher Environmental

We are pleased to announce the latest member of the Global Product Stewardship Council, Kelleher Environmental.

Kelleher Environmental is an environmental consulting company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which specializes in four areas:
•    environmental research and policy development,
•    waste diversion policy development, planning, implementation and evaluation
•    energy conservation, climate change and green energy,
•    consultation workshop design and facilitation.

The company was founded by Maria Kelleher in 2002. Ms Kelleher has been involved in environmental and waste management projects in Canada and internationally since the early 1980’s, and received the 2007 Waste Management Professional of the Year award from MWIN (Municipal Waste Integration Network).

GlobalPSC Member Profile – Mai-Wel E-Cycling Services

The Global Product Stewardship Council is pleased to have as one of its longest-standing members Mai-Wel E-Cycling Services.

 

Mai-Wel E-Cycling Services, a division of The Mai-Wel Group, provides a comprehensive electronic waste recycling service of all electronic goods for Government, businesses large and small plus residential ratepayers.  All items are disassembled to commodity components locally in the Hunter Region of New South Wales (Australia), by people with a disability, providing a cost-effective service for business to recycle their unwanted electronic items when they reach their end of life.  Mai-Wel E-Cycling Services is able to provide a Hunter-wide, and in fact anywhere north of Sydney, solution for the National Television and Computer Product Stewardship Scheme.  Mai-Wel E-Cycling Services has three years’ experience in the provision a municipal electronic waste solution and currently provide e-waste management services for eight Hunter Councils.  For more information call +61 2 4933 4588, visit www.maiwel.com.au, ‘like’ The-Mai-Wel-Group on Facebook or follow @TheMaiWelGroup on Twitter.

Content provided courtesy of Mai-Wel E-Cycling Services.

GlobalPSC Corporate Member – TES-AMM Australia New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

TES-AMM Australia and New Zealand are part of the TES-Envirocorp group, a specialised electronic waste management organisation with core activities in:

  • Electronic Asset Management and Disposal Programs
  • Secure Data Destruction to US Dept of Defence Standards
  • Value Optimization for Used Electronic Equipment and Parts and Microsoft Approved Refurbisher
  • Recovery of Precious Metals from Electronic Waste
  • Recycling of Batteries (most chemistries)
  • Printer Consumables Recycling
  • Recycling of Epoxy and other Waste Plastic
  • Forward and Reverse Logistics Solutions
  • Project or Program Management

TES-AMM’s recycling operations span nearly 30 locations globally and are certified to international standards JAS-ANZ ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001 and R2 (Responsible Recycler). In Australia and New Zealand, TES-AMM has also been assessed to comply with DR AS/NZ 5377 interim standards for the collection, transport and recycling of end of life televisions and computers.

Because TES-AMM offers transparency and accountability in what they do, TES-AMM has become the strategic recycling vendor for many well-known Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies and product stewardship organisations in the Asia Pacific and throughout other parts of the world. Coupled with TES-AMM’s “one stop shop” approach underpinned by compliance to local and international regulations and best practice standards, TES-AMM has a proven record of achieving environmentally beneficial outcomes, economies and service levels that meet or exceed the expectations of their clients.

GlobalPSC Member – Joachim Quoden Law Firm

The law firm of Joachim Quoden is specialized in producer responsibility legislation with a focus on the European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. Joachim possesses very detailed knowledge of the implementation of the Packaging Directive in the different European Member States as well as in other countries around the world. His advice is frequently solicited in the course of implementing and amending the respective packaging legislation in various countries. He is a member of the German lawyers association and the association of lawyers in Bonn as well as the Product Stewardship Institute in Boston, US. Joachim also serves as a member of the GlobalPSC Advisory Group.

GlobalPSC Government Member – Alberta Recycling

We are pleased to have as a Government Member of the Global Product Stewardship Council the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.

The Alberta Recycling Management Authority is a not-for-profit association responsible for managing Alberta’s electronics, tire and paint recycling programs. Known simply as “Alberta Recycling,” the organization reports to the Minister of Environment and is run by a Board of Directors representing many stakeholder groups.

GlobalPSC Corporate Member – Call2Recycle

We are pleased to have Call2Recycle® as a Corporate Member of the Global Product Stewardship Council. Call2Recycle is the only free rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program in North America. Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted over 60 million pounds of rechargeable batteries and cell phones from the solid waste stream and established a network of 30,000 public collection sites, including major retail partners. Advancing green business practices and environmental sustainability, Call2Recycle is the most active voice promoting eco-safe reclamation and recycling of rechargeable batteries and cell phones. Consumers, businesses and municipalities count on Call2Recycle as a way to dispose of a growing source of household waste and fulfill their mission for a more sustainable earth. The free program meets or exceeds the most rigorous recycling standards in the world. Founded in 1994, Call2Recycle is operated by RBRC, a non-profit organisation.

Content on Call2Recycle provided by Kellen Jahn, Call2Recycle.

GlobalPSC Member Profile – Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes

Although we’ve had a number of individuals join the Global Product Stewardship Council, we’d like to welcome and profile Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes of Maine as the GlobalPSC’s first legislator to join as an individual.

Melissa is an elected State Representative in the Maine Legislature, serving her second term. Serving on Maine’s Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Melissa focuses on promoting the sustainable management of materials through product stewardship, both at the state and national level. Melissa was the sponsor of Maine’s first-in-the-US Product Stewardship Framework Law of 2010, and currently works with legislators, businesses, NGO’s and consultants around the world to help foster a constructive dialogue in this policy area.

Melissa blogs on product stewardship issues at The Innes EPR Report and works with various groups to hold discussions and forums on issues relevant to the policy area. Melissa was pleased to attend the GlobalPSC’s first International Product Stewardship Summit last year as a keynote speaker on the recently enacted framework legislation in her state, and continues to travel and speak nationally and internationally on product stewardship to diverse audiences. Melissa looks forward to her membership at the GlobalPSC, and encourages others to join as well.

GlobalPSC Member Profile – Sustainable Packaging Alliance

We are pleased to profile Global Product Stewardship Council members the Sustainable Packaging Alliance (SPA).

Increasingly companies want to provide more sustainable products and be more sustainable in how they operate. Within this context, packaging is a high profile issue that must be considered in a company’s sustainability strategy.

 

Brand owners, packaging companies and retailers are all pressed to reduce the environmental impacts of packaging; driven by various Government regulation, consumer expectations, corporate goals, branding, cost reductions and logistics optimisation.

SPA arms businesses with the knowledge, tools and skills to make informed packaging sustainability decisions that generate commercial and sustainability benefits.  We draw upon our industry, academic and Government networks to provide packaging sustainability tools, services, development and networking events.

Content provided by Victor Barichello, Relationship Marketing Manager, Sustainable Packaging Alliance

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