Electronic Product Stewardship Australasia (EPSA) is an approved Co-Regulatory Arrangement under the Australian Government Product Stewardship Act and is wholly owned by Sims E-Recycling Pty Ltd, trading as Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS).
In 1917, Albert Sims founded Sims in Sydney, Australia. By the 1930s, he had realised his hopes of growing the business to have a presence in every Australian state.
Expansion to Europe and North America followed, and in 2008 Sims Group merged with Metal Management, an American scrap metal recycling company, and Sims Metal Management Ltd. was formed.
Sims Metal Management’s electronics division, Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), was created in 2002 to address the explosive growth in global electronic waste. Within a decade SRS was the world’s largest electronics recycler, and the company now spans over 50 multi-service processing facilities on five continents.
In 2013, SRS developed EPSA in response to the Australian Government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.
If you are a consumer accessing one of our collection points, you can be assured that the computers, peripherals and televisions that you pass on to EPSA will be recycled safely, efficiently and to the highest environmental standards.
EPSA has been established to:
In today’s market, the sound management of corporate policies that deliver positive Corporate Social Responsibility outcomes and protect the company brand are key drivers. All Sims businesses share these drivers, and ensure that their own policies fulfil CSR obligations and are fully compliant, across the globe. Sims businesses deliver services to clients that actively guard against threats, such as substandard recycling practices or unsafe work methods, that could damage either Sims’ or the client’s brand.
If you are a liable party under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, or a company with obligations under the Product Stewardship Act, EPSA and SRS are your reliable and experienced partners. We deliver peace of mind through transparent, fully compliant and documented recycling services.
Find out more about Sims Recycling Solutions at www.apac.simsrecycling.com
Find out more about the National Waste Policy and the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme at www.environment.gov.au/ewaste
Partner with us! EPSA will deliver all of your compliance needs.