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Publications archive - Waste and recycling


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Cover of National packaging covenant environmental code of practice for packaging

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National packaging covenant environmental code of practice for packaging

Australian Chamber of Manufactures,
Beverage Industry Environment Council,
Packaging Council of Australia Inc.,
Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association Inc., March 1997

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About the action plan

The Australian Government is committed to the National Packaging Covenant and is actively participating in its development and implementation. The former Minister for the Environment and Heritage signed the National Packaging Covenant on behalf of the Australian Government in November 2005.

The Government fully supports the Covenant principles of shared responsibility and lifecycle management of packaging and paper.

This action plan has been approved by the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources. The Department of the Environment and Water Resources will implement a number of actions and projects to support the Covenant's principles and overarching targets.

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