Waste Minimisation Act 2008

12 Ministerial guidelines for product stewardship schemes for priority products

(1)

The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, publish guidelines about the contents and expected effects of product stewardship schemes for priority products.

(2)

The guidelines may be general guidelines or guidelines that apply to 1 or more products.

(3)

Without limiting subsection (1), the guidelines may include 1 or more of the following matters:

(a)

the duration of a scheme:

(b)

the expected reduction in harm to the environment from the implementation of a scheme or the expected benefits from reduction, reuse, recycling, recovery, or treatment of the product to which a scheme relates:

(c)

the time within which the matters specified in paragraph (b) are expected to occur:

(d)

the expected waste minimisation, treatment, or disposal objectives for the product to which a scheme relates and the time frames for meeting them:

(e)

reporting and information requirements, including information to be provided to purchasers, users, and handlers of the product to which a scheme relates:

(f)

the time within which an application for accreditation of the scheme is expected to be made under section 13.

(4)

Before the Minister makes any guidelines, he or she must—

(a)

obtain and consider the advice of the Waste Advisory Board; and

(b)

be satisfied that there has been adequate consultation with persons or organisations who may be significantly affected by the guidelines.