Product Stewardship Foundation

Guiding industry to excellence

The Product Stewardship Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable trust established in 2008. It is a platform from which to support best practice industry-led and government-supported approaches to regulated product stewardship – a “co-design” model.

We focus on products which have been declared “priority products” under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, assisting those sectors which need to navigate the complex requirements of regulated product stewardship.

The Foundation is a proven platform that provides a ‘safe space’ for sector-wide collaboration.

Our mission

Assist stakeholders through a proven
co-design process

Promote policies and legislation that support a best practice outcome

Provide expert guidance and governance through our trustees

Hold developed programmes
on behalf of industry while they activate


Find out more about the projects incubated by the Product Stewardship Foundation.

End of Life Tyres

Project completed: Tyrewise was co-designed within the PSF incubator. Auto Stewardship NZ, a not-for-profit trust has now been set up to activate the regulated product stewardship scheme for end-of-life tyres.

Agrecovery Rural Recycling

Project competed: Development of a product stewardship programme to end burning and dumping of agricultural plastics and chemicals on farms across Aotearoa New Zealand.


A not-for-profit charitable trust supporting industry-led and government-supported product stewardship for priority products.

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Charities registration number: CC31327