Planet Ark joins the Global Product Stewardship Council
Author: Zo Zhou
Planet Ark is proud to be the latest environmental NGO to join the Global Product Stewardship Council, an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to understanding and advancing the principles of product stewardship. We will be working with the Council to help industries and governments work together more effectively to reduce waste through new and existing recycling initiatives.
Planet Ark has been active in the recycling and product stewardship space since being founded in 1992. The success of the innovative 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program is one of Planet Ark's key achievements to date. This voluntary extended producer responsibility program brings together a group of committed original equipment manufacturers, and it has recycled over 19 million used printer cartridges in 10 years. Planet Ark is an active promoter of other product stewardship schemes in Australia, particularly through the RecyclingNearYou.com.au website.
Planet Ark endeavours to facilitate new product stewardship and recycling programs, particularly for materials where few recycling options are currently available. Most recently, we have worked to secure more recycling options for consumer batteries, and is an active member of the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative.