What will a regulatory product stewardship scheme for all e-products mean for voluntary product stewardship programmes for certain e-product categories (whether accredited or not)?

/What will a regulatory product stewardship scheme for all e-products mean for voluntary product stewardship programmes for certain e-product categories (whether accredited or not)?

What will a regulatory product stewardship scheme for all e-products mean for voluntary product stewardship programmes for certain e-product categories (whether accredited or not)?

  • There are currently three (3) voluntary product stewardship programmes for e-products operating in New Zealand, and while these programmes go a long way to address negative product lifecycle impacts and improve waste reduction, product reuse, recycling and resource recirculation, they do not operate on a level playing field or cover all e-product categories with full market participation.
  • The CEN is engaging directly with these programme operators to understand their scheme design preferences under a regulated system and how these programmes could continue to operate going forward – this includes understanding options for Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) approaches that would meet the recommended scheme objectives and performance measures.
  • These voluntary product stewardship programmes include Fuji Xerox’s Zero Landfill Scheme, the RE:mobile programme and Sharp’s Recycling and Waste Reduction Scheme.
  • These scheme operators and the producers supporting these initiatives should be applauded for their early and proactive work in product stewardship and we want to work closely with them to learn what has worked well for their programmes, and understand what could be improved under a regulated scheme.
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