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National Voluntary Paint Stewardship Scheme Launched in Australia

Posted by GlobalPSC at 3:04 pm, May 1st, 2016Comments1

[L-R: Master Painter Stephen Papdan; Federal Environment Minister the Hon Greg Hunt MP; Master Painter Damien McRyan; Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan; Paintback Chief Executive Karen Gomez; Paintback Independent Chairperson Jim Liaskos]

 

Australia has just launched what is believed to be the world’s first, all-encompassing national voluntary stewardship scheme for waste paint* and paint packaging, Paintback. The program, founded by paint producers DuluxGroup, Haymes, PPG, Resene and Valspar, was launched 29 April in Melbourne by the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Australia’s Minister for the Environment.

The program will be funded through a levy of 15 cents per litre (plus GST) on new architectural and decorative paint in Australia.  The levy was approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to fund the collection and treatment of waste paint nationally, education campaigns and research for new uses of waste paint by Paintback Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the end-of-life management of waste paint and packaging.

Paintback will build upon a range of collaborative efforts between industry and governments. Australia’s Environment Ministers agreed to place paint stewardship on their work plan in April 2013 and the Environment Minister nominated paint as a priority product under the Product Stewardship Act 2011 in June 2013. The multi-stakeholder National Waste Paint Implementation Working Group completed the scheme’s business plan, economic model, 5-year rollout strategy and engagement plan and voted unanimously to support an application to the ACCC for approval of the levy.

The GlobalPSC helped facilitate development of the scheme. In conjunction with Sustainability Victoria and the Australian Paint Manufacturers’ Federation, the GlobalPSC facilitated initial stakeholder discussions, featured paint and batteries in a priority product stewardship workshop and developed the public policy and business case for a voluntary paint stewardship approach in Australia. Further details and primary documents are available under the Paint category on the Knowledge Base available to GlobalPSC members.

 

* New Zealand accredited a voluntary paint collection program called Paintwise funded through a voluntary levy on Resene paint sold and from separate fees on non-Resene branded paint and trade waste paint.

 

GlobalPSC and PSI Extend Discounted Membership Opportunity!

Posted by GlobalPSC at 1:20 pm, September 29th, 2012Comments1

 

 

 

After a successful trial period, the Global Product Stewardship Council (GlobalPSC) and Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) are pleased to extend reciprocal 20% discounts on memberships and partnerships for another year.

What this means

From now through September 2013, current PSI partners will receive a 20% discount when signing up for GlobalPSC membership, and current GlobalPSC members will receive a 20% discount when joining PSI. It’s that simple!

What’s more, new applicants interested in joining both PSI and GlobalPSC may take advantage of both discounts.

About Global PSC and PSI

The GlobalPSC is an independent, nonprofit, membership-based association dedicated to understanding and advancing the principles of product stewardship. The GlobalPSC provides an online clearinghouse for product stewardship, as well as opportunities to lead product stewardship efforts and join a growing, global network of product stewardship leaders. Members span six countries and include businesses of all sizes, NGOs, and governments at federal, state, provincial, and local levels.

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the health and environmental impacts of consumer products at the end of their useful lives. PSI brings together key stakeholders with conflicting interests to develop product end-of-life solutions in a collaborative manner, with a focus on having manufacturers assume primary financial and managerial responsibility. With a robust membership base of 47 state governments and over 200 local governments, as well as partnerships with more than 75 companies, organizations, universities, and non-U.S. governments, PSI advances both voluntary programs and legislation to promote industry-led product stewardship initiatives.

Both the GlobalPSC and PSI assist with the development of effective product stewardship schemes through the facilitation of stakeholder discussions and the objective sharing of information.

Benefits to You

GlobalPSC and PSI provide complimentary benefits to their members and partners. These include public recognition and promotion, access to cutting-edge information and market influencers, networking opportunities, and the chance to help shape policies internationally.

For more information, please visit www.globalpsc.net or www.productstewardship.us. To take advantage of this special offer right now, email russ@globalpsc.net or rachel@productstewardship.us.

GlobalPSC Foundation Member Profile – Martin Stewardship & Management Strategies Pty Ltd (MS2)

Posted by GlobalPSC at 1:49 pm, August 13th, 2012Comments13

Martin Stewardship & Management Strategies Pty Ltd (MS2) is a Foundation Member of the Global Product Stewardship Council.

MS2 advises businesses and governments on development and integration of product stewardship and sustainability approaches through robust analysis, pragmatic strategies, business case development, stakeholder engagement and communications.

Specialist expertise includes:

  • Product stewardship
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Facilitation
  • Communications
  • Sustainability strategies and reporting
  • Strategy
  • Packaging

The company was founded by Russ Martin in 2004. Russ is a Certified Environmental Practitioner with over 25 years experience in public policy development and sustainability in the US, Australia and Middle East. This includes roles in government and as an advisor to governments and industry. Russ is Chief Executive Officer of the GlobalPSC and has led the GlobalPSC’s development across all aspects, from strategy and governance to event production and communications.

For more information visit MS2’s website, like MS2 on Facebook or follow MS2 on Twitter.

 

GlobalPSC, SV and ABRI Facilitating Battery Product Stewardship

Posted by GlobalPSC at 9:46 am, August 7th, 2012Comments4

 

 

 

 

 

The Global Product Stewardship Council is pleased to announce that we are working with one of our longest-standing government members, Sustainability Victoria (SV), and the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) to facilitate battery product stewardship in Australia.

Sustainability Victoria’s BatteryBack program has been running for the last 5 years and has collected and processed over 6.7 tonnes of domestic batteries. However, 4.6 tonnes has been collected in the last 2 years, indicating more than just steady growth. It is SV’s intention to grow the collection system to increase the access for Victorians to drop off their spent batteries to be processed responsibility and develop the business case to reduce cost.

The GlobalPSC is assisting SV and ABRI through research, facilitation of stakeholder discussions, insight on lessons learned from overseas programs and developing the public policy and business case for battery product stewardship. The first step is initial stakeholder discussions, with an aim to developing a strategic plan to address domestic battery stewardship over the next three years.

Batteries hold special significance for the GlobalPSC. We led a European study tour that included industry-led battery product stewardship programs in Belgium and Switzerland (referred to as BEBAT and INOBAT, respectively). Several GlobalPSC corporate members, Call2Recycle, Raw Materials Company Inc., MobileMuster and TES-AMM Australia New Zealand operate programs that collect and recycle various batteries. One of our government members, the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, has also implemented product stewardship for batteries.

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