Independent review of the AIIA and PSA draft interim industry standard, 2011
- Review of the Draft Industry Interim Standard for Televisions and Computers: Analysis of "Fit for Purpose" (PDF - 1176 KB) | (Word - 1287 KB) - Tim Rogers, 2011
- Review of the Draft Industry Interim Standard for Televisions and Computers (DIIS): Risk and Cost Implications (PDF - 1176 KB) | (Word - 1287 KB) - KHM Environmental, 2011
About the reviews
A draft interim industry standard was developed by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and Product Stewardship Australia (PSA) for use in contracts between a proposed product stewardship organisation and service providers involved in the collection, transport and recycling of end-of-life televisions and computers. AIIA and PSA are proposing to use this interim standard while an Australian and New Zealand e-waste standard is developed. A copy of the AIIA/PSA interim industry standard is available on the AIIA and PSA website at: www.productstewardship.asn.au/resources.
As part of the work of the industry-government Implementation Working Group, two independent reviews of the draft AIIA/PSA interim industry standard were commissioned by the department to assist in the preparation of the Standard.
The Review of the Draft Industry Interim Standard for Televisions and Computers: Analysis of "Fit for Purpose" considered whether:
- best practice performance had been promoted for the collection, handling, storage, transport and treatment of end of life televisions, computers and computer peripherals;
- required occupational health and safety and environmental performance requirements are appropriately incorporated, including as defined by Commonwealth, state and territory laws and as identified in relevant international standards;
- appropriateness for an Australian context; and
- Australia's international obligations, including requirements under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants are met.
The Review of the Draft Industry Interim Standard for Televisions and Computers (DIIS): Risk and Cost Implications undertook to provide a risk analysis and assessment and identify potential costs associated with contracted service providers implementing the AIIA/PSA interim industry standard.
It should be noted that the views expressed in the independent reviews are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government, the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities or the Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water.