Webinar – Product stewardship effectiveness

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.


Lina Goodman – Tyre Stewardship Australia

Lina Goodman, CEO of Tyre Stewardship Australia, is a passionate advocate for circular economy thinking. Lina spends most of her time dismantling systemic barriers that prevent industries and communities, from gaining the full economic and social benefits of recycling end-of-life tyres. The rest of the time is spent championing Australia’s change agents – the scientists, designers, inventors, manufacturers, and public sector innovators who are pioneering new ways for us to reuse old tyres.

See Lina’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.

When and where


Thursday, 13 July, 2023

1:00PM – 2:00PM AEST

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