The Centre’s webinar on Friday 2 December 2022, explored what product stewardship regulation looks like in Australia, including how it is established at a national and state or territory level, and what the pros and cons are of going down a regulated pathway.
To help understand how product stewardship regulations work in Australia, Tabor Ackman, from the federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, and Alex Young, from the NSW EPA, joined us to explore this topic. Both Tabor and Alex are experienced regulators involved in developing and managing regulated product stewardship schemes
We heard from each of them about the current national and state regulated product stewardship schemes, why and how government regulated these schemes, as well as how these regulatory tools influence industry participation and investment; clarify producer, retailer, and local government responsibilities; and deliver impactful environmental and social benefits.
Both Tabor and Alex are experienced regulators involved in developing and managing regulated product stewardship schemes.
As always, our webinar concluded with an opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss relevant issues.