Companies Need To Take Charge Of Product Stewardship

Source: Inside Waste.

The Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence aims for the wide-scale adoption of product and material stewardship principles by businesses to reduce waste generation and create positive environmental and social outcomes.

The Centre of Excellence was launched by The Hon Sussan Ley MP, the Minister for the Environment, and the Hon Trevor Evans MP, the Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management in Parliament House, Canberra.

Product Stewardship is about companies, brands and retailers taking greater responsibility for their products and services across their whole life cycle. Product Stewardship leads to design of better products, using and reusing products and materials efficiently and putting in place effective end-of-life recovery systems.

“By strengthening product stewardship legislation in the Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020, providing $20 million through the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund…businesses are stepping up,” Read said.

The Centre’s role will be to support and mentor businesses to become better product stewards by providing practical guidance, decision-making tools, training and development opportunities such as masterclasses for executives, webinars and one on one mentoring.

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