When will we see a regulated e-product stewardship scheme in place and operational in NZ?

/When will we see a regulated e-product stewardship scheme in place and operational in NZ?

When will we see a regulated e-product stewardship scheme in place and operational in NZ?

The next steps* following co-design and progressing towards scheme implementation include:

  1. Public consultation on supporting regulations – The final report recommends that regulations are needed to support the regulated e-product stewardship scheme. This work is undertaken by the Ministry for the Environment and will include a public consultation process and government approval.
  2. Apply for scheme accreditation – A potential scheme manager applies for accreditation by submitting the priority product stewardship application form. The application is assessed and if the Minister for the Environment is satisfied the scheme meets the requirements of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, it will be accredited.
  3. Scheme implementation – The earliest possible in-effect start date for the scheme is expected to be in 2025.

*These steps may or may not take place in sequential order e.g., an application for scheme accreditation may be submitted or accredited prior to public consultation on supporting regulations.

See the General Guidelines for Product Stewardship Schemes for Priority Products Notice 2020 (including expected timing – item 3) here.

By |2023-06-28T05:10:55+10:00June 20th, 2023|Comments Off on When will we see a regulated e-product stewardship scheme in place and operational in NZ?