The Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment commissioned Iceni and Lifecycles to undertake modelling to develop the quantitative foundation to inform the department’s work program on e-stewardship.

The work updated an earlier model with the latest data to provide up-to-date evaluations of the amounts of different e-products placed on the market and e-waste generated annually in Australia now and into the future. The work also extended the model with detailed breakdowns of the materials in different product categories to estimate the value of materials: both in terms of dollars and embodied greenhouse gas emissions.