Product Stewardship

As a key advocate in the product stewardship sector, ANZRP creates awareness of the importance of managing a product’s environmental impact throughout all stages of its life cycle, including end of life. Product stewardship is an environmental management strategy that means whoever designs, produces, sells, or uses a product takes a share of responsibility for minimising its environmental impact.

Kids recycling bottles and cans
Older couple having a cup of tea and looking at a tablet

We should all be product stewards

ANZRP works closely with other sustainability organisations such as Planet Ark and other product stewardship programs such as Mobile Muster and Cartridges 4 Planet Ark to raise public and business awareness of the importance of recycling. ANZRP is a sponsor of Planet Ark’s website.

E-waste – the fastest growing waste stream in the world

In Australia, e-waste is growing three times faster than any other type of waste. So what happens to our end-of-life computers and TVs? We don’t want them ending up in landfill where we will lose the valuable resources, such as copper, steel and aluminium that they contain or where they can negatively impact our environment.

Part of ANZRP’s vision is to create a community which collects, processes and safely recycles e-waste for responsible environmental outcomes. We do this by offering a free and simple way for Australians to safely recycle their e-waste, via our TechCollect e-waste recycling service. Find out where your nearest TechCollect site is to drop off your unwanted e-waste here.

We only partner with recyclers who operate to the highest Australian environmental and work, health and safety standards. We recover at least 90% of the materials products are made from through our recycling of Scheme products since the Scheme’s inception.

We consistently represent our members in product stewardship advocacy, and are lobbying for the compulsory management of all electronic goods under the Product Stewardship Act 2011, which currently legislates for TVs, computers and accessories to be recycled under the NTCRS. You can view our White Paper here.

Computer circuits and cords ready to be recycled