Standards Australia is developing a new standard, DR AS/NZS 5377 – Collection, storage, transport and treatment of e-waste.
This standard is intended to guide industry in complying with Product Stewardship legislation expected to pass through federal parliament this year. The legislation is part of the government’s National Waste Policy which aims to minimise dumping of e-waste in land fill and in particular, to recycle 80% of obsolete computers and TVs by 2020. The standard will cover all forms of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) resulting from end of life products such as computers, TV sets, household appliances including white goods. It will cover the domestic and commercial sectors.
CFA has nominated Michael Hassett as the Consumer Federation of Australia representative for this Committee.