Overcoming Free-Riders: Strategies to maximise industry participation

Free-riders are businesses or organisations that may benefit from a product stewardship activity without contributing to its implementation or operation. Through introducing a critical element of unfairness into a product stewardship scheme, free-riders can be a major deterrent to participation and thereby threaten the effectiveness of existing and emerging product stewardship schemes in Australia.

The Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence conducted an extensive literature review, identifying ten practical strategies, which when used in tandem, can support product stewards in overcoming the challenges of free-riders.

Download our White Paper on free-riders here.

Read our media release here.

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