The rollout of the National Television and Computer Product Stewardship Scheme, a co-regulated scheme under the Product Stewardship Act 2011, has received a boost with the announcement of a new strategic partnership. The industry organisation behind the scheme – the Australian and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) – has engaged Infoactiv Group to manage and deliver all operational aspects of the service, from collection and transport through to equipment disassembly, recycling and community education.
The service will be rolled out accross Australia commencing 2012, and will be free of charge to the public at designated collection points.
Infoactiv Group has extensive Australian and international experience in operating e-waste collection and recycling schemes for IT equipment, consumer electronics and mobile phones. They currently manage the mobile phone collection program for MobileMuster.
ANZRP will be seeking early approval fromthe Australian Government to become an Arrangement Administrator under the Product Stewardship Act and subordinate regulations. The Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations 2011 came into force on 8 November.
More information is available here.