ADVOCACY & EDUCATION

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.

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 recyclingnearyou.com.au 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.

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.


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ANZRP ANNUAL REPORTS

To find out more about our recent activities, download our Annual Reports below.

  • Annual Report 2018/19
  • Annual Report 2017/18
  • Annual Report 2016/17
  • Annual Report 2015/16
  • Annual Report 2014/15
  • Annual Report 2013/14
  • Annual Report 2012/13

RESOURCES

  • ANZRP White Paper NTCRS Scope Expansion 2020
  • ANZRP response to Act and NTCRS Consultation Paper June 2018
  • ANZRP response to VIC e-waste landfill ban January 2018
  • ANZRP White Paper 2017 – Review of the Product Stewardship Act 2011 and NTCRS
  • Product stewardship common data requirements
  • A Study of Australia’s Current and Future E-Waste Recycling Infrastructure Capacity and Needs
  • National Television and Computer Product Stewardship Scheme: Targets, trajectories and implications for scheme design
  • National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme – Outcomes 2014-15
  • Operational Review of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme
  • Global e-waste systems: Insights for Australia from other developed countries – A report for ANZRP by the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • ANZRP Information Brochure
  • ANZRP Response to Operational Review Feb 2015

GOVERNMENT FACT SHEETS

The following Fact Sheets have been developed by the Department of the Environment and Energy to assist in better understanding the Product Stewardship Act 2011 and the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS).

  • National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme: Liable Parties
  • National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme – Guide for Local Government
  • The role of recyclers in the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme
  • National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme – a guide for householders
  • National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme: Co-regulatory Arrangements
  • National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme: Recycling Targets
  • Product Stewardship Act 2011 Fact Sheet
  • Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations 2011

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Independent review of the draft AIIA and PSA draft interim industry standard