Priority products

9 Declaration of priority products


The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, declare a product to be a priority product.


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




the product will or may cause significant environmental harm when it becomes waste; or


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


the product can be effectively managed under a product stewardship scheme.


Before the Minister makes the declaration, he or she—


must obtain and consider the advice of the Waste Advisory Board; and


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


must provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the proposal; and


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


may consider any other matters that he or she thinks relevant.


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.