Webinar – Product Sustainability Regulation and Certification

Friday 31 MAY | 1:00PM – 2:00PM AEDT


Product Sustainability Regulation and Certification

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This webinar covers the developments in product sustainability regulation from Europe and product certification in Australia. This session focuses on the new Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) being introduced in Europe, its implications for producers, brands, and product stewardship globally and how do current Australian third party product certifications align.

Key Discussion Points

  • An overview of the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation and its goals for enhancing product sustainability, including durability, repairability, recyclability, and use of post-consumer recycled content.
  • The rules under ESPR will apply to all products placed on the EU market, whether produced inside or outside the EU.
  • Exploration of what ESPR means for producers in terms of product stewardship, compliance, and responsibility.
  • Examination of how existing third-party certifications, such as Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) and Global GreenTag, align with the new sustainability and ecodesign requirements set forth by ESPR.
  • Insights into the mechanisms each certifier uses to ensure that sustainability aspects are being achieved, including take-back schemes and other producer responsibilities.

Why You Should Watch

Stay informed and keep up-to-date with the latest policy regulatory changes in product sustainability.

Gain expert insights from industry professionals about the implications of ESPR for your products, and understand how existing certifications, such as GECA and Global Green Tag, align into the new regulatory landscape.

Enhance your compliance by learning practical steps to ensure your products meet new sustainability requirements. This webinar will provide you with the knowledge necessary to navigate the relevance and application of ESG at the product level.

Friday 31 May | 1:00PM – 2:00PM AEDT

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Matjaz Malgaj

Matjaz Malgaj

Head of Unit & Coordinator of the Sustainable Products Initiative, European Commission

Mr Malgaj is coordinating work of European Commission’s departments for environment, for energy and for growth on Sustainable Products Initiative. The aim of the initiative is to help make products sold in the EU markets fit for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient and circular economy, and ensure that the performance of front-runners in sustainability progressively becomes the norm.

He has over 23 years of experience in European affairs. Previously he served in various leadership and advisory roles in the European Commission, including as a Head of Cabinet of Commissioner for Environment when he helped steer the environment policy including the first EU’s resource efficiency and circular economy initiatives and the work on Sustainable Development Goals. He was also Head of Cabinet of Commissioner for Crisis Management and Head of Unit for Marine environment and Water industry policies. Between 1999 and 2004 he worked for the Government of Slovenia on country’s accession to the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Mr Malgaj has a degree in law. He studied at Central European University in Budapest (HU), UC Berkeley (US), University of Amsterdam (NL) and University of Ljubljana (SI).

David Baggs

David Baggs

Chief Executive Officer, Technical Director & Founder, Global GreenTag

Nominated a ‘Green Star Champion’ by GBCA, voted an Australian ‘Top 50 Green Leader’ and ‘Top 100 Sustainability Leaders’ globally, David is a world-renowned sustainability and materials expert and Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.

He is CEO and Technical Director of the Global GreenTagCertTM Product Certification Program and the first Australian ECO Platform Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program Operator. GreenTag also operates NaturePositive+, Product Health and Modern Slavery Declaration Programs and one of the world’s leading Ecolabels.

David is a multi-award-winning green building architect, author, Lead Auditor, GBCA Expert Reference Panel member and Past President of ALCAS the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society.

Josh Begbie

Josh Begbie

Chief Eexecutive Officer, Good Environmental Choice Australia

Kapil specialises in the economic assessment of circular economy policies, programs and projects.

He leads RPS Australia’s work in the circular economy and product stewardship sectors.

His work and track record in product stewardship have resulted in RPS being appointed as a specialist advisor for cost benefit analysis (CBA) and economic modelling to the Australian Government funded Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence.

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