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NSW Product Stewardship Cluster Workshop 1 Summary

Posted by GlobalPSC at 11:00 am, March 2nd, 2017Comments0

The New South Wales (NSW), Australia, Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is funding a series of half-day workshops to promote product stewardship and to explore collaborative product stewardship and circular economy projects. The GlobalPSC and a number of our members were invited to participate in the discussions.

The first workshop on 10 February 2017 involved representatives from 15 product stewardship organisations (PSOs), OEH, NSW EPA, Sustainability Victoria and the GlobalPSC. Other GlobalPSC members participating include the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage ProtectionClose the Loop, TechCollect, the Australian Packaging Covenant, the Vinyl Council of Australia and Helen Lewis Research.

This was the first time that so many PSOs had met formally to discuss opportunities for collaboration. They represented companies involved in the collection, recycling and program delivery of diverse products and materials including e-waste, mattresses, agricultural chemicals, packaging, plastics, paint, tyres and batteries.

The group identified a diverse range of common issues and potential areas of collaboration.

Results of Workshop 1 are provided in the Knowledge Base available to GlobalPSC members via login on our Members page.

 

GlobalPSC Member Profile – Plasback

Posted by GlobalPSC at 6:10 pm, August 21st, 2012Comments2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce the latest Corporate Member of the Global Product Stewardship Council, Plasback.

Tapex are a Sydney-based plastics manufacturer and a major supplier of fodder conservation plastic to the rural sector in Australia and New Zealand.

Tapex are committed to successfully manage for a better environment, add business value through sustainable practices and to accepting producer responsibility for their products even after they leave Tapex’s premises.

In 2006, Tapex (through its subsidiary Agpac) launched a voluntary product stewardship program for silage wrap in New Zealand. The scheme now collects over 1000 tonnes a year of plastics for reprocessing.

In 2010 Tapex launched the Plasback product stewardship program in Australia and the New Zealand program was rebranded Plasback.

In April 2010 Plasback became the first government accredited rural product stewardship scheme in New Zealand.

Plasback in both countries collects and recycles a range of farm plastics, not just their own but all brands. They can achieve this through the support of government, industry and the rural community.

Tapex are a participant in the NSW government Sustainability Advantage program and the PACIA (Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association) Sustainability Leadership Framework.

www.plasback.co.nz      www.plasback.com.au

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