The NZPSC undertakes research, analysis and commentary on product stewardship, and works with central and local government, academia, industry, NGOs, and community to investigate, develop, and implement effective product stewardship schemes and related regulation for the benefit of all of society.
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Our recent and current activities
- Our Coordinator currently represents the NZPSC on the WasteMINZ Product Stewardship Sector Group.
Policy advice and support
- The NZPSC was represented in the Government-funded beverage container return scheme design process. Our Trustee, Trisia Farrelly represented the NZPSC on the beverage container return scheme design working group; our Coordinator, Hannah Blumhardt, represented the NZPSC on the Technical Advisory Group.
Conference appearances and presentations
In 2020, our Coordinator represented the NZPSC at the following speaking engagements
- Panelist for ‘What could a plastic packaging product stewardship scheme look like for Aotearoa?‘ at the WasteMINZ 2020 ‘Be the Change’ Summit.
- Panelist for ‘No Time to Waste‘ panel on packaging and product stewardship hosted by Plastic Oceans Australasia and Social Marketing @ Griffith University – Thursday 1 October 2020
Publications, written work and submissions
Representatives of the NZPSC have authored or co-authored a variety of reports, articles and submissions to government policy on behalf of the NZPSC. For example:
- The WasteMINZ ‘Right to Repair‘ report released in 2020.
- ‘More to Product Stewardship than Recycling: Reusable and Refillable Packaging Systems‘ in July 2020 issue of e-Revolve.
- Submissions on the following Government policy proposals:
- Mandatory phase-out of plastic microbeads
- Mandatory phase-out of plastic bags
- Declaration of six priority products
- Expanding and increasing the waste disposal levy
- Mandatory phase-out of some hard-to-recycle plastics and single-use plastic items
- Climate Change Commission’s Draft Advice to the Government on the first emissions budget