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).
Global Product Stewardship Council member Call2Recycle operates over 30,000 collection point for batteries and mobile / cell phones in North America. Call2Recycle has announced that it is the first program of its kind to receive the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification relating to environmental and public health, worker health and safety, security aspects of electronics recycling, and the management of the collection and distribution of batteries and mobile / cell phones to downstream processors for recycling. A media release regarding the announcement of R2 certification is available here.
The Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) has been approved as the second Co-regulatory Arrangement under Australia’s National Television and Computer Product Stewardship Scheme and the Product StewardshipAct 2011. This follows the approval earlier in March of DHL Supply Chain as the first approved Co-regulatory Arrangement. Official media releases from Senator the Hon Don Farrell, Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water are available for DHL Supply Chain and ANZRP.
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 experience and commercial drivers for product stewardship and producer responsibility. Federal and state policy makers will provide context and address program expectations. Managers of existing programs will share practical insights and challenges of program implementation. Managers of new programs will address recovery, access, logistics, finance and other aspects of pending programs for collecting TVs, computers, other electronics and other products through product stewardship.
Confirmed plenary speakers include:
- Steve Rust, Managing Director of Panasonic Australia;
- Karen Gomez, Chief Executive Officer of AgStewardship Australia; and
- Bruce Edwards, Assistant Secretary Waste Policy Branch of the Australian Government’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Confirmed panel speakers include:
- Vaughan Levitzke, Chief Executive of Zero Waste SA;
- John Polhill, Product Stewardship Specialist – Waste Strategy of Sustainability Victoria;
- Carmel Dollisson, General Manager of Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Ltd;
- Peter Bruce, Senior Director – Service Parts Logistics of DHL Supply Chain;
- Rose Read, Manager, Recycling of MobileMuster;
- Ed George of Plasback;
- Greg Leslie, Battery World franchisee recycling spokesperson; and
- Lorraine Lilley, Project Manager of the FluoroCycle Scheme.
GlobalPSC members receive discounted registration rates for the workshop and a 10% discount off Enviro Conference delegate registrations. Registration details are available here.
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Contrary to a recent email reminder from Enviro 2012, the workshop will not address the issue of container deposits. The workshop will, however, address various electronics, including TVs, computers and mobile phones, as well as other products such as batteries, fluorescent bulbs and agricultural chemicals and chemical containers.