Companies need to take charge of Product Stewardship – Australia

Posted on March 16, 2021 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

Source: Companies need to take charge of Product Stewardship – Inside Waste


Product stewardship is about manufacturers, importers and retailers taking responsibility in designing-out waste, making products more durable, repairable and recyclable and providing customers with easily accessible and affordable options for disposing their product at the end of its life.

“However, there is still a lot to be done in many other product classes such as clothing, plastic products and packaging in agriculture and construction, furniture, carpets, mattresses, lighting, photovoltaic systems, consumer packaging, white goods, toys, batteries, power tools and outdoor equipment.

Yes a long way to go on the subject of Plastics.  Almost nothing has been done other than a scattering of container deposit schemes.  And these were brought in under much fighting by industry to kill it.