Unlocking the benefits of product Stewardship for Local Government

Sustainability Seminar

9:00am for a 9:15am start – 12:30pm | Thursday 12 October 2023
Prince Henry Centre, 2 Coast Hospital Rd, Little Bay

Join us for a morning packed full of presentations from a range of speakers representing various Product Stewardship Programs both established and emerging to learn how your local government area can benefit from, and collaborate with, these initiatives.

The presenters will also participate in a panel to take your questions in an open participatory session allowing you to come away with the knowledge and information you need to incorporate these schemes to the benefit of your council and its community. We will also discuss the vital role local governments play in facilitating community participation in product stewardship initiatives.

After the seminar, we invite you to join us for a delicious lunch and help to celebrate the achievements of councils, businesses, and community groups from across Greater Sydney at the 2023 Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards luncheon.


0900 Registration, tea and coffee
0915 Welcome and housekeeping Val Southam, CEO – KAB NSW & Jeanne-Vida Douglas, Terracycle
0920 Learnings from established schemes:
Return and Earn
Marta Scuccuglia, Exchange for Change
0935 Learnings from established schemes: B-cycle Brett Buckingham, Battery Stewardship Council
0950 Questions and discussion
1010 Emerging schemes and priority materials: PharmaCycle Michael Klapsogiannis, PharmaCycle
1025 Emerging schemes and priority materials: Recycle My Mattress Kylie Roberts-Frost and Tracey Pryor, Australian Bedding Stewardship Council
1040 Emerging schemes and priority materials: A Clean Country Lara Barclay, National Cigarette Butt Litter Taskforce
1055 Questions and discussion
1115 Morning Tea Break
1140 The role of and opportunities for local government: A Council Perspective Peter Maganov, Randwick City Council
1155 The role of and opportunities for local government: Product Stewardship Benefits Assessment Dr Simran Talwar, Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence
1210 Questions and discussion
1230 End seminar – awards lunch commences