The Centre’s webinar on Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 1:00pm (AEST) explored key challenges associated with managing chemicals of concern and hazardous substances through the product life-cycle, and how industry and government action through product stewardship is helping to address them. While many chemicals play a critical role in many products and processes, the need for their safe management is essential.
Taking responsibility for all chemicals along supply chains is an integral part of product stewardship, however, challenges such as transparency, inadequate and inconsistent regulation, and a lack of knowledge, means that several chemicals of concern remain in products.
While government and consumer awareness related to environmental and human health issues is increasing, addressing the challenge in a circular economy is paramount given the potential impacts of circulating hazardous chemicals into recycled materials.
Our guest speakers were:
- David Baggs – CEO and Program Director of Global GreenTag International
- Rachel Burgess – A/g Assistant Secretary of the Chemicals Management Branch, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
- Sophi MacMillan – Resiloop Project Director, Australian Resilient Flooring Association
As always, our webinar concluded with an opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss relevant issues.