Child car seat recycling

For three months in 2017 in Australia, child car seat manufacturers, automotive associations, local governments, recyclers, and community groups piloted a child car seat recycling program. "The trial successfully explored collection issues and tested the feasibility of a product stewardship model to improve car seat recycling: over 10 tonnes were processed, with a recovery rate of 82%," according the Global Product Stewardship Council. The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group case study (PDF) concluded that "the trial demonstrates that manufacturers, automobile associations and service providers can see the broader sustainability benefits of a collaborative approach to managing the impacts associated with end-of-life products... there was public willingness to contribute to the costs of recycling provided this was built into the price of a new seat, and accompanied by information on where and how to drop-off worn or unwanted seats."