Workspace Commercial Furniture recognises its obligation as an Australian manufacturer of commercial furniture to have a policy in place related to Product Stewardship.
Product Stewardship is an approach to managing the impacts of different products and materials. Workspace acknowledges that we are involved in producing, selling, using and disposing of products and have a shared responsibility to ensure that those products or materials are managed in a way that reduces their impact, throughout their life-cycle, on the environment and on human health and safety.
Workspace aims to work within the Product Stewardship Act 2011 that provides the framework to effectively manage the environmental, health and safety impacts of products, and in particular those impacts associated with the disposal of products. The framework includes voluntary, co-regulatory and mandatory product stewardship . The passage of the legislation delivers on a key commitment by the Australian Government under the National Waste Policy which was agreed by governments in November 2009 and endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments in October 2010 .
Workspace will accept the return of any of our products to the factory located in Melrose Park, South Australia at the end of its life, for disposal or recycling as the Workspace sees fit, provided that there is no implied or actual financial cost to Workspace .
If Workspace so chooses, we may dispose of the article(s) to a third party for re-use, with or without refurbishment. If that course is inappropriate or unavailable, we may disassemble the item(s) to the extent possible for recycling and/or ultimate disposal.
Chief Operating Officer
17 December 2017