Stakeholder survey: Product stewardship scheme for e-waste
In July 2020 the New Zealand Government declared electrical and electronic products as one of six ‘priority products’ for the establishment of a regulated product stewardship scheme under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, sending a clear signal to the New Zealand market that a mandatory product stewardship scheme for electrical and electronic products is coming.
TechCollect NZ has been awarded grant funding under New Zealand’s Waste Minimisation Fund to work with NZ Government, industry and community stakeholders to co-design what such a stewardship scheme could and should look like and to recommend the best options for a local scheme in Aotearoa. To understand the views and preferences of key stakeholders, a Circular E-Stewards Network (CEN) of Government, industry and community representatives has been established, and a series of workshops will be held with all interested and potentially impacted stakeholders over the coming months.
The CEN has also developed this survey in order to gain your initial perspectives on aspects of a product stewardship scheme that should be considered and put forward.
This survey is seeking the views of electrical and electronic product producers, retailers, distributors, business users, repair and service, disposal, collection and recycling, council and community group stakeholders. A separate market research survey targeting electrical and electronic product consumers will be commissioned in collaboration with Consumer NZ.
This survey is administered by accounting and consulting firm EY who have been commissioned as the independent chair to lead the CEN working group. Your responses to this survey will be stored securely and will be used only for the purpose of understanding your perspectives on an electrical and electronic product stewardship scheme for New Zealand.