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An eco-efficiency information kit for Australian industry
Environment Australia, March 1999
ISBN 0 6425 4618 5
This booklet provides a reference point for businesses that wish to embark upon environmental improvements, but need more information to start. It is aimed primarily at medium to large sized enterprises, but will be useful to other organisations, including industry associations and government agencies. The booklet will also be helpful to smaller businesses, which can modify the tools presented in such a way as to be appropriate to their size and scale.
The booklet explains some of the common terms used in environment management, and aims to demystify some of the concepts involved. It discusses the relationship between eco-efficiency and cleaner production, and describes a number of tools that businesses can use to improve their environmental management.
The booklet also provides relevant contacts for companies wishing to further investigate particular initiatives.