Product Stewardship Act 2011
The Product Stewardship Act 2011 provides the framework to effectively manage the environmental, health and safety impacts of products, and in particular those impacts associated with the disposal of products. The framework includes voluntary, co-regulatory and mandatory product stewardship. The passage of the legislation delivers on a key commitment by the Australian Government under the National Waste Policy which was agreed by governments in November 2009 and endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments in August 2010.
For further information, visit the National Waste Policy website here.
Voluntary Product Stewardship Arrangements
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities released a Consultation Paper on the Proposed Model for Accreditation of Voluntary Product Stewardship Arrangements. Submission closed 27 March 2012.
The WALGA Submission can be accessed here.