The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney along with the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence, in 2021 and 2022 conducted a research project to evaluate the benefits and effectiveness of product stewardship including Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) activities across Australia.
The project aims to encourage business to engage with stewardship activities through existing, new and emerging activities and actors along the supply chain to contribute to achieving Australia’s waste and environmental targets and treaty commitments. As well as inform policy and program decisions, investment decisions, and foster a broader strategic understanding of opportunities in stewardship.
Deliverables and Outcomes
Product Stewardship Gateway
- Webinar – Launch of Gateway – 6 December 2022
- Media Release – Comprehensive online-tool will inform and improve product stewardship action in Australia – 6 December 2022
- Product Stewardship Gateway (This houses data about collective schemes, businesses initiatives, product classes, industry and lifecycle coverage, benefits and outcomes – it is Australia’s first and most authoritative source of data and insight for stakeholders developing stewardship strategies.)
Study Reports – May 2023
Dr Nick Florin
UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures