This webinar was the first in a series on the benefits and effectiveness of product stewardship, identified in the UTS report.
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 examines how product stewardship effectiveness* was assessed, the findings including the five characteristics to being an effective product stewardship initiative and the strategies different product stewardship schemes and initiatives adopt to be effective.
* Effectiveness is defined as how well product stewardship initiatives are meeting their objectives to minimise the environmental and human health impacts of products, packaging, and materials. This has been assessed by evaluating the environmental, social, and economic outcomes, or benefits, delivered by various product stewardship initiatives and comparing these to the initiatives’ stated objectives.