About this report
The Government has amended the Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations 2011 to include a material recovery target. A material recovery target sets requirements for the minimum weight of materials that need to be recovered through the recycling process for further processing into useable materials. Consistent with the objectives of the Scheme to maximise resource recovery and minimise waste to landfill, it is intended to complement the recycling targets in the Regulations by ensuring achievement of good resource recovery and to limit the amount of material being sent to landfill.
The material recovery target in the Regulations has been set at 90 per cent, consistent with the estimated average material recovery rate currently being achieved by Australian recyclers of televisions and computers. The target does not come into effect until the 2014-15 financial year, to provide time to standardise measurement and reporting methodologies.
The material recovery target was set following the completion of a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) and feedback received through consultation on the exposure draft Regulations.