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.