Webinar – Business and Consumer Engagement in Product Stewardship

Australia’s landmark study of the benefits and effectiveness of product stewardship recently released a series of reports to further understanding of how product stewardship can deliver environmental, social and economic benefits and provide businesses and government with a pathway to transition to a circular economy.

These reports include important and timely evidence base for governments, businesses and the community on the importance of product stewardship being a major business-focused approach to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials circulating in the economy, regenerate natural systems and decarbonise the economy.

This webinar, the second of a three-part series, examines business and consumer awareness and engagement in product stewardship, including:

  • Sharing results from a phone interview survey of over 600 businesses and an online survey of 1000 consumers; and
  • Discussing the strategies adopted by schemes and initiatives, drivers, barriers, and opportunities for improving business awareness and engagement in product stewardship.


Stuart Clark – IPSOS

Stuart leads the sustainability and environment research practice at Ipsos Australia.

He worked closely with the ISF and Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence teams on the development, fieldwork and reporting for the three surveys for the benefits and effectiveness project. Stuart has more than 15 years’ experience in research and communications. While he maintains a varied diet of research interests, primary areas of expertise are in behaviour change, comms development and stakeholder research.

Stuart’s Masters thesis focused on modelling recycling behaviour, and he worked in the waste industry prior to his career in social research.

See Stuart’s LinkedIn here.

A/Prof Nick Florin – UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures and Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence

Nick Florin is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), University of Technology Sydney and Director of the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence. He directs and undertakes collaborative research projects with industry and government partners fostering product stewardship, circular resource flows and carbon mitigation. His research spans policy options analysis, material flow assessment, technology appraisal, and stakeholder engagement.

See Nick’s LinkedIn here.

Dr Simran Talwar – UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures and Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence

Dr. Simran Talwar is Research Principal and Circular Economy Lead in the Resource Stewardship group at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS. She has over 13 years of research and industry experience in circular economy, policy, and business strategy. Simran leads and manages various projects related to circular economy, product stewardship and net zero pathways, working closely with industry, local, state, federal governments, and international development agencies. She is principal advisor to the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence.

See Simran’s LinkedIn here.

When and where


Thursday, 20 July, 2023

1:00PM – 2:00PM AEST

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