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 follow each presentation. Results will be reflected in an Issues Paper provided to each participant. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Members of the Global Product Stewardship Council and Packaging Council of New Zealand receive special rates on registrations.
A flyer with the full program and registration details is available here. Attendees based in New Zealand please tick the appropriate box on the secure payment form to ensure that GST is not applied.
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.
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.
News items have been posted for the following:
- Delay for the Recast WEEE Directive.
- French adoption of several decrees to implement commitments made in the Grenelle forum and set out in principle in the two Grenelle laws.
- Draft French decree on a common set of symbols to provide consumers with waste sorting instructions for recyclable products.
- Defra (UK) report on progress of its Waste Policy Review.
- 2010 data on municipal solid waste generation and treatment.
GlobalPSC members can access the information by logging in to the Knowledge Base at www.globalpsc.net.