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Requirements

Under the Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations, corporations that import or manufacture televisions and/or computers (and computer parts and peripherals) within defined threshold limits are obliged to pay for the recycling of their calculated liability under the Act.

These corporations have to become members of an approved co-regulatory arrangement that will achieve the aims of the Regulations, and civil penalties apply to liable parties that fail to become a member of an approved co-regulatory arrangement. EPSA is a subsidiary of the leading global e-recycling company Sims Recycling Solutions, and is an approved co-regulatory arrangement.

The aims of the Regulations are to:

  • Reduce the amount of television and computer waste (particularly hazardous waste materials) being disposed in landfill
  • Increase recovery of resources from end-of-life television and computer products in a safe, scientific and environmentally sound manner
  • Ensure national coverage
  • Ensure fair and equitable industry participation in the scheme.

The three key standards for co-regulatory arrangements such as EPSA are to:

  1. Provide collection services that meet the requirements for reasonable access under the Regulations.
  2. Meet national recycling targets of 30% of aggregated member liabilities in terms of e-waste by 2012-13, rising to 80% by 2021-22.
  3. Meet material recovery targets of 90% by 2014-5.

Under the regulations we are responsible for ensuring that these targets are met and that we recycle the liability of all our members.

If you are a liable party and need to join a co-regulatory arrangement, EPSA has the experience and expertise to provide excellent, cost-effective services that are 100% compliant.

The regulations do not allow limits to be placed on the number or type of acceptable product that can be taken to a collection point, so all EPSA collection partners take all products covered under the Scheme and in any quantity.

As an established recycling company Sims Recycling Solutions (EPSA’s parent company) already exceeds the government’s materials recovery targets.

To help our partners meet their obligations, we provide documentary proof of the quantity and outcomes of recycling done by EPSA. This proof is accepted by auditors under both the Product Stewardship Act and CSR regulations.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements, and to find out how we can ensure you meet your obligations.

Source: Australian Government (2011) National Waste Policy Fact Sheet: Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations 2011.

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