On 26 May 2022, the Australian Bedding Stewardship Council Limited (the ABSC) applied for authorisation to establish and operate a voluntary, industry-led product stewardship scheme in Australia, ‘Recycle My Mattress’. The scheme aims to increase resource recovery and the diversion of waste from landfill, and minimise the environmental, and health and safety impacts of end-of-life (EOL) mattresses. The ABSC sought authorisation for 5 years.
On 25 August 2022, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for 5 years with conditions. The proposed conditions relate to annual reporting and an independent review of the Scheme’s operation against its objectives and targets.
On 26 October 2022, the ACCC issued a final determination granting authorisation, subject to conditions, for the Proposed Conduct until 26 October 2027.
A copy of the application and the ACCC’s draft and final determination are available below.
|Application ( PDF 498.67 KB )||26 May 2022|
|Attachment A - Scheme Design document prepared by the ABSC ( PDF 2.53 MB )||26 May 2022|
|Attachment B - ABSC CEO Briefing Letter ( PDF 1.48 MB )||26 May 2022|
|Attachment C - Letters of support from Scheme initiators and participants ( PDF 9.88 MB )||26 May 2022|
|Attachment D - Consultation summary and engagement pack ( PDF 4.6 MB )||26 May 2022|
|Attachment E - Constitution of the ABSC ( PDF 11.94 MB )||26 May 2022|
|Attachment F - ABSC Membership Application and Code of Conduct ( PDF 1.05 MB )||26 May 2022|
|Attachment G - Pollinate research findings on consumer behaviour/preferences ( PDF 4.14 MB )||26 May 2022|
|Attachment H - Mattress Recycling Study: Stocks flows and feasibility ( PDF 3.45 MB )||26 May 2022|
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|Final Determination ( PDF 376.2 KB )||26 Oct 2022|
|Draft Determination ( PDF 371.51 KB )||25 Aug 2022|
|ACCC to Interested Parties re Consultation Process ( PDF 160.57 KB )||31 May 2022|
|ACCC to Interested Parties re Final Determination ( PDF 146.63 KB )||26 Oct 2022|
|ACCC to Interested Parties re Draft Determination ( PDF 165.46 KB )||25 Aug 2022|
Submissions - before draft decision
|Applicant’s response to ACCC request for information ( PDF 203.79 KB )||17 Aug 2022|
|Applicant’s response to ACCC request for information ( PDF 156.46 KB )||25 Jul 2022|
|Applicant’s response to interested party submissions ( PDF 119.56 KB )||4 Jul 2022|
|Launceston City Mission ( PDF 129.9 KB )||15 Jun 2022|
|St Vincent de Paul Society ( PDF 747.12 KB )||10 Jun 2022|
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Submissions - after draft decision
|Applicant ( PDF 139.1 KB )||29 Sep 2022|
|City of Stonnington ( PDF 577.57 KB )||15 Sep 2022|