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GlobalPSC Expands Board for Greater Program and North American Coverage

Posted by GlobalPSC at 12:22 pm, December 18th, 2015Comments2

The GlobalPSC Executive Committee (Board) recently expanded its coverage to include more members with practical program experience in implementing North American product stewardship and extended producer responsibility (EPR) approaches in addition to further deepening its policy expertise. These additions were reaffirmed and complemented by the Board and GlobalPSC members during our recent Annual General Meeting (AGM). These changes will further the GlobalPSC vision of facilitating the development and implementation of effective product stewardship schemes globally.

Recently, the Board expanded its coverage to include David Lawes (BC Used Oil Management Association), Kylie Hughes (Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection) and Mark Kurschner (Product Care Association). During the AGM, Carl Smith (Call2Recycle) was also appointed to the Board. All Board appointments, including long-serving members Scott CasselGarth Hickle and Ed Cordner were affirmed during the AGM and are valid for one year.

The GlobalPSC Board recognises the invaluable contributions of Neil Hastie during his years of service on the Board and as President. Neil has elected to step back from his GlobalPSC duties to focus on other pursuits. Neil has our continued appreciation and support.

During the AGM, the following Board members were elected as office-holders for one-year terms:

The President’s Report and Financial Report from the AGM are available to members.

 

Annual General Meeting and Call for Office-holders and other Executive Committee Positions

Posted by GlobalPSC at 12:13 pm, December 10th, 2015Comments0

The Global Product Stewardship Council is holding its Annual General Meeting via webconference at 0700 Eastern Standard Time in Australia on Wednesday, 16 December 2015. Due to time zone differences, this equates to the following:

  • 2000 on Tuesday, 15 December in London
  • 1500 on Tuesday, 15 December in Boston
  • 1400 on Tuesday, 15 December in Minneapolis
  • 1200 on Tuesday, 15 December in Vancouver

Email admin@globalpsc.net to register for participation in the AGM. While multiple representatives of member organisations are welcome to participate in the AGM, each organisation is entitled to one vote only. Participation details will be emailed to you once registered.

Items to be addressed during the AGM include:

  • President’s report on GlobalPSC activities during the last preceding financial year
  • Member feedback / Q&A on GlobalPSC member services
  • Financial statement
  • Election of office-holders and other Executive Committee Positions

 

Call for Office-holders and other Executive Committee Positions

In accordance with the Rules of the Global Product Stewardship Council, nominations for office-holders and other Executive Committee positions are now open. Only paid-up full GlobalPSC members may nominate a candidate, or be nominated as a candidate.

The term of office of all currently elected GlobalPSC officers and Executive Committee members will expire at the conclusion of the AGM.  Nominations are called for the following positions (current office-holders are listed), to be in effect for one year:

The Executive Committee currently comprises the office-holders plus David Lawes, Kylie Hughes, Scott Cassel, Garth Hickle and Ed Cordner. With the exception of Neil Hastie, whose service is greatly appreciated, all current office-holders and Executive Committee members have opted to run for re-election, as allowed under GlobalPSC Rules.

Nominations for office-holders and committee members must be made in writing, signed by 2 members of the GlobalPSC and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate. Candidates will be required to provide a recent high-resolution digital photograph and a statement of no more than 100 words in support of their candidature.

Nominations should be emailed to russ@globalpsc.net by 14 December 2015.

 

GlobalPSC Forms Advisory Group on Product Stewardship and Extended Producer Responsibility

Posted by GlobalPSC at 8:02 pm, July 31st, 2014Comments9

GlobalPSC_Advisory_Group_0714At the Global Product Stewardship Council, we take pride in the breadth and depth of experience represented by our members and our extensive global network of those in the know. We regularly seek information and advice from a diverse range of experts across varying product types, regulatory perspectives and program experience. It therefore gives us great pleasure to announce the founding members of the GlobalPSC Advisory Group spanning Europe, Africa, North America and the Asia Pacific:

Brief profiles for GlobalPSC Advisory Group members are provided here.

The GlobalPSC will regularly canvass information and views from the Advisory Group, as we did recently in preparing  submissions to governments on proposed changes to product stewardship and extended producer responsibility frameworks in Nova Scotia and New Zealand. We greatly appreciate their contributions to the continued growth of the GlobalPSC and look forward to working with them in the years to come.

GlobalPSC Member Profile – David Lawes & Associates

Posted by GlobalPSC at 5:55 pm, July 17th, 2014Comments6

david_lawesDavid Lawes, Principal of David Lawes & Associates, provides strategic advice to businesses and other clients on producer responsibility programs and environmental legislation. David serves as the Executive Director for the BC Used Oil Management Association, provides advice to Reclay StewardEdge in the development of their packaging producer responsibility programs and provides advice to other clients.David is a Director on the Canadian Product Stewardship Council and is on the Board of the National Zero Waste Council.From 2005 to 2014, David worked with the British Columbia (Canada) Ministry of Environment to develop award winning Producer Responsibility programs  for the province. In that time David served as co-chair of the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment Waste Task Group and represented the Province at several national and international events.David currently serves as GlobalPSC President and on the GlobalPSC Advisory Group.

 

PSI Webinar – Voluntary and Mandatory Product Stewardship Programs

Posted by GlobalPSC at 6:01 pm, June 7th, 2012Comments0

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 are regulated. Which achieve better outcomes? Which are most cost effective? Which ones are paving the way forward toward the proper balance between government regulation and free market innovation? Which functions are better for government to manage and which should be the domain of producers? This webinar will explore a controversial topic about which there are many strong opinions. We will hear from those who advocate for all sides of the issue, in the U.S. and Canada.

Moderator: Scott Cassel, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Product Stewardship Institute

Speakers:

  • Walter Alcorn, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability, Consumer Electronics Association
  • Neil Hastie, President and CEO, Encorp Pacific
  • Carl Smith, CEO/President, Call2Recycle
  • Garth Hickle, Product Stewardship Team Leader, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • David Lawes, Head, Industry Product Stewardship, British Columbia Ministry of Environment
  • Sego Jackson, Principal Planner, Snohomish County, Washington

Video Now Available – EPR in British Columbia for Packaging and Printed Paper

Posted by GlobalPSC at 3:41 pm, February 17th, 2012Comments1

The Global Product Stewardship Council and Product Stewardship Institute held a special policy breakfast session with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment 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 BC Ministry’s David Lawes provided an overview of BC’s framework Recycling Regulation and extended producer responsibility in BC. Teresa Conner outlined the implications for packaging and printed paper. Click here for David’s presentation and click here for Teresa’s. Unfortunately, Teresa’s presentation was cut off on the next-to-last slide due to a technical problem. Video of the lengthy Q&A that followed the presentation is also not available. The full presentation for both speakers is available.

The session was held in conjunction with the 7th Annual National Product Stewardship Forum and the 26th Annual Hazardous Materials Management Conference in Portland, Oregon on 27 September, 2011. GlobalPSC members have had special access to these materials for several months, and we are now making them available to others that have expressed an interest in the GlobalPSC.

Thanks to the Product Stewardship Institute, David, Teresa and session sponsor Nestlé Waters North America for making the event possible. We’d also like to thank all those that attended. Despite allowing for a reasonable-sized crowd, we had standing room only and had to expand into an adjoining meeting room to accommodate the interest.

EPR for Packaging and Printed Paper in British Columbia

Posted by GlobalPSC at 11:16 am, October 16th, 2011Comments0

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 Materials Management Conference in Portland, Oregon. The BC Ministry’s David Lawes provided an overview of BC’s framework Recycling Regulation and extended producer responsibility in BC, and Teresa Conner outlined the implications for packaging and printed paper. The presentation is available here. Lengthy discussions followed the presentation.

Thanks to the Product Stewardship Institute, David, Teresa and session sponsor Nestle Waters North America for making the event possible. We’d also like to thank all those that attended. Despite allowing for a reasonable-sized crowd, we had standing room only and had to expand into an adjoining meeting room to accommodate the interest.

SPECIAL BREAKFAST SESSION: PACKAGING AND PRINTED PAPER STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Posted by GlobalPSC at 9:50 am, September 17th, 2011Comments0

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 will talk about British Columbia’s new requirement that all producers of packaging and printed paper collect and recycle the products they make and sell.  Packaging and printed paper have been added to BC’s framework Recycling Regulation, which provides a common set of requirements for all product categories prescribed in schedules of the Regulation.  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 BC Ministry’s David Lawes and Teresa Conner will outline the regulations and answer questions in a small group setting that encourages active discussion. David and Teresa will be joined by Russ Martin, President of GlobalPSC, and Scott Cassel, Executive Director of PSI.

Please e-mail Russ Martin at info@globalpsc.net to RSVP.

Thank you to session sponsor, Nestle Waters North America.

 

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