Have your say on TV and computer recycling
9 March 2011
You are invited to have your say on the development of new government regulations which will increase the nation’s recycling of TVs and computers.
A consultation paper on the regulations for the National Television and Computer Product Stewardship Scheme is now available for interested groups and individuals to make submissions until 8 April.
The consultation paper focuses on the proposed obligations of liable parties and product stewardship arrangements under the regulations. The proposed regulations will require liable importers and manufacturers of TVs, computers and computer peripherals to fund and implement national collection and recycling of these products.
The regulations are expected to be in place by late 2011 and aim to increase the recycling rate for these products to 80 per cent by 2020-21. Collection services will be progressively rolled out Australia-wide over five years by the television and computer industry.
Public consultation meetings will be held in all capital cities and selected regional areas in March and early April.
A copy of the consultation paper, as well as information about public meetings and how to make a submission, is available from www.environment.gov.au/settlements/waste/ewaste/consultation/index.html
The regulations for the scheme will be made under the government’s planned product stewardship legislation, following its passage through Parliament.
The legislation aims to help industry, government and the community recover valuable resources from used products and materials that might otherwise be sent to landfill.
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