Waste Minimisation Act 2008

Priority products

9 Declaration of priority products
  • (1) The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, declare a product to be a priority product.

    (2) The Minister must not make the declaration unless he or she is satisfied that—

    • (a) either—

      • (i) the product will or may cause significant environmental harm when it becomes waste; or

      • (ii) there are significant benefits from reduction, reuse, recycling, recovery, or treatment of the product; and

    • (b) the product can be effectively managed under a product stewardship scheme.

    (3) Before the Minister makes the declaration, he or she—

    • (a) must obtain and consider the advice of the Waste Advisory Board; and

    • (b) must consider any public concerns about environmental harm associated with the product when it becomes waste (including concerns about its disposal); and

    • (c) must provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the proposal; and

    • (d) must consider the effectiveness of any relevant voluntary product stewardship scheme in terms of the criteria set out in subsection (2); and

    • (e) may consider any other matters that he or she thinks relevant.

    (4) The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, revoke a declaration made under subsection (1) if he or she is satisfied that it is appropriate to do so.