GlobalPSC News – March 2013
Additional Services for GlobalPSC Members and Prospective Members
As we approach our third year of operations, the Global Product Stewardship Council continues to expand the services we offer to members (with their offices or facilities now in 11 countries and operating worldwide) and prospective members. In addition to our members-only Knowledge Base, we have recently created a program database with specifics made available to GlobalPSC members. We encourage all knowledgable parties to submit program information for verification and posting. All contributors are acknowledged in the database.
To facilitate international transactions, we have also implemented instantaneous currency conversion for eight major currencies (AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, JPY, NZD, SGD, USD) on our Become a Member page and secure payment gateway.
Members that agree to be listed publicy are detailed on the GlobalPSC Members page, where members log in to access the Knowledge Base and other members-only information. Member Profiles are also available for public promotion and sharing of program results. All members are encouraged to ensure that their user logins and member profiles are kept current.
British Columbia’s Recycling Handbook
British Columbia’s Recycling Handbook is a collaboration of fifteen stewardship agencies that operate extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs within the province.
All participating stewards contributed to the content and funding of this publication designed by GlobalPSC Corporate Member Encorp Pacific to provide consumer awareness and convenience of recycling.
This link takes you to the fourth edition of the handbook, issued in December 2012. Over 6,000 hard copies have already been distributed along with hundreds of web downloads, and thousands of views. A direct link to a PDF copy is available here.
A new video on BC’s product stewardship model is also now available by clicking on the title for this post.
Australia Reports 63.8% Recycling Rate for Packaging in 2012
The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) has announced that the overall recycling rate for post-consumer packaging in Australia is 63.8% for 2012. Collaborative product stewardship actions have led to this considerable improvement in the recycling rate from the 39% baseline established in 2003. The establishment of the Packaging Covenant itself has had a direct contribution to the increased national recycling rate. APC funded projects have accounted for up to 32.4% of the overall increase in recycling tonnes from 2005-2012. There have been increases in recycling tonnes for all but one material type. Additional information is available here.
New GlobalPSC Sustaining Corporate Member – DHL Supply Chain
It gives us great pleasure to welcome DHL Supply Chain (DHL) as a Sustaining Corporate member of the Global Product Stewardship Council.
DHL is a global leader in logistics solutions across global express, freight forwarding and in-country logistics, including warehousing and distribution. DHL has an Envirosolutions operation that provides recycling of used materials, with countries of operation that include the United Kingdom under the WEEE Directive and Australia’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.
New GlobalPSC Members and Member Profiles
The Global Product Stewardship Council is presenting at or attending the following events:
- RCBC Zero Waste Conference, 22-24 May in Whistler, Canada
- Conference on Canadian Stewardship, 16-18 September in Toronto, Canada
- WasteMINZ Conference, 21-24 October in Rotorua, New Zealand
- Electronics Recycling Asia, 13–15 November in Singapore
At each of these events, we will be promoting the involvement of GlobalPSC members and our activities. Other events are expected to be added in the near future, so watch this space.