Televisions and Computers
Television and Computer Product Stewardship
The new national television and computer recycling scheme is a key part of Australia’s new National Waste Policy. Council has agreed that the Australian Government will develop and implement requirements under the National Product Stewardship Framework to ensure that manufacturers and importers of televisions and computers establish an efficient and effective national scheme (or schemes) for collecting and recycling their end of life products. The Decision Regulatory Impact Statement on Televisions and Computers sets out a recommended approach to address end of life televisions and computers. Under the proposed scheme(s), manufacturers and importers will be responsible for recycling all products they sell in Australia. The regulatory support will ensure industry non-participants comply with the same standards as voluntary industry participants. Public consultation will be a vital part of finalising the new product stewardship arrangements and will be held during 2010.
The Decision Regulation Impact Statement on Televisions and Computers may be found below.