Australia Introduces Product Stewardship Reform
Today the Australian Government introduced the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 into Parliament. The Bill brings a range of reforms to the Product Stewardship Act 2011 in addition to implementing the export ban on waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres.
The Hon Trevor Evans MP, Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, briefed the GlobalPSC in advance of seeking GlobalPSC feedback on the Exposure Draft Legislative Package. The Government also supported the GlobalPSC’s inaugural International Stewardship Forum (outcomes here) to provide recommendations and assist the Government’s review of the Product Stewardship Act.
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