Consultation on e-stewardship paper to wrap up in February

Submissions on the Stewardship for Consumer and Other Electrical and Electronic Products discussion paper close on 25 February.

The paper is intended to inform future decision-making on e-stewardship and was published last month by the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE).

The rate of e-waste generated each year by Australians has more than doubled in the last 10 years, says DAWE.

“E-stewardship means improving the environmentally sound management of electrical and electronic products throughout their life, enabling everyone to play a part in taking responsibility for e-waste.”

DAWE is holding an information session on 1 February where South Australian councils can hear presentations on the discussion paper. Click here for details.

Click here to read the discussion paper, provide a submission, or take a survey on stewardship for consumer and other electrical and electronic products.