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Mattress stewardship scheme call to arms

The Australian Bedding Stewardship Council (ABSC) is continuing the development of the Recycle My Mattress Product Stewardship Scheme and would like to invite the Waste and Resource Recovery Industry to join an online consultation session on Thursday 11 November 2021 to discuss and improve the proposed design of the expanded scheme. 


The ABSC is seeking feedback from key stakeholders on challenges and opportunities within the proposed design of the scheme, issues needing further information or consultation and the proposed Product Stewardship Fee and rebates. We would like to secure participants‘ in-principle agreement on the scheme design to then progress a submission to the ACCC in December 2021. 

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Six online consultation sessions are being held for specific stakeholder groups. If you cannot attend the Waste and Resource Recovery Industry session, you are welcome to join the final session. Register here   

·        Mattress Manufacturer and Importer, Thursday 4 November 2021, 1 pm -2.30 pm AEST 

·        Mattress Retailer, Wednesday 10 November 2021, 10 am – 11.30 am AEST 

·        Mattress Manufacturing Supply Chain, Wednesday 10 November 2021, 1 pm – 2 pm AEST 

·        Government, Thursday 11 November 2021, 10 am – 11.30 am AEST 

·        Waste and Resource Recovery Industry, Thursday 11 November 2021, 1 pm – 2.30 pm AEST 

·        Final session, Wednesday 17 November 2021, 10 am – 11.30 am AEST