SeatCare Awarded Product Stewardship Investment Grant
Source: Waste Management Review.
A program to recover and recycle old, unwanted and potentially unsafe child car safety seats will take a major step forward with a grant from the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.
The grant will enable the development of SeatCare, a program that aims to help the public safely dispose of used child car safety seats for recycling.
Assistant Waste Reduction and Environmental Management Minister Trevor Evans said the dial is being shifted, as Australia changes its mindset to thinking about waste as a resource and moves towards a more circular economy.
“This new product stewardship scheme for old, unwanted or obsolete child car safety seats will reduce waste going to landfill, lift recycling rates and help consumers make a practical, positive difference for the environment,” he said.
Equilibrium, in collaboration with a group of manufacturers, retailers and child safety and automotive organisations, is designing the program, which aims to improve road safety while also reducing waste to landfill and costs to the community through illegal dumping of child car safety seats.