Stewardship 2.0 Requires Circular Action
Australia must move beyond old school waste management models and embrace stewardship in support of circular solutions, writes Equilibrium’s John Gertsakis. Product stewardship and waste reduction have reached a new level in Australia. Recent announcements by the Federal Government place these issues firmly on the national agenda. Prime Minister Morrison has not only appointed an … Continue reading Stewardship 2.0 Requires Circular Action
Review of Standards and Specifications for Recycled Content
This project uncovered a diverse range of issues and views, from high-level structural themes through to leadership capacity and very specific observations about particular material types, standards and performance. Equilibrium was engaged by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to undertake a review of current Australian standards and specifications for recycled content products … Continue reading Review of Standards and Specifications for Recycled Content
Stewardship for Solar Panels Moves Forward
Work led by Sustainability Victoria has taken a positive step forward in responsible management for end-of-life solar panels, inverters and batteries. A new report covering a stewardship options assessment for photovoltaic (PV) systems has recently been released. It discusses many of the key issues as we move towards a decision on how to best manage … Continue reading Stewardship for Solar Panels Moves Forward
Making Child Car Seats Safer
A new product stewardship initiative will provide parents and families with a convenient solution to dispose of their old, unwanted and potentially unsafe child car safety seats. A diverse group of manufacturers, retailers and child safety and automotive organisations is working collaboratively to develop a national child car safety seat recovery program. The newly formed … Continue reading Making Child Car Seats Safer
New Federal Inquiry: Rethinking Waste in Australia
Waste management and recycling continues to be a focus at the highest level of Government in Australia with an industry inquiry now underway. The focus is a positive one looking at solutions, economic opportunities, jobs and regional development. Responsible prosperity seems to be an implicit theme. The need to examine improved performance and optimal resource … Continue reading New Federal Inquiry: Rethinking Waste in Australia
Product Stewardship at Equilibrium
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Child car safety seat recycling
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Kerbside recycling market assessment tool
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