Purpose of this document
The purpose of this document is to provide:
- information to aid scheme managers in completing an application for accreditation of a product stewardship scheme (for both voluntary and priority product schemes)
- an understanding of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 in relation to product stewardship schemes.
This guide does not
This guide does not introduce product stewardship to a beginner.
The primary intended audiences for this document are:
- scheme managers, when completing the initial application and notifying of a variation
- independent assessors appointed by the Ministry for the Environment.
How to use this guide
You should use this guide in conjunction with the Application Form for Accreditation of a Product Stewardship scheme.
Further information is also available from the Ministry for the Environment. Contact details are:
Free phone: 0800 499 700
Phone: +64 4 439 7400
Fax: +64 4 437 7700
Ministry for the Environment
23 Kate Sheppard Place
PO Box 10362