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About this document

About this document

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.

Intended audience

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

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
Environment House
23 Kate Sheppard Place
PO Box 10362