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Consultation proposal for strengthening the National Packaging Covenant

National Packaging Covenant Council,
Department of the Environment and Heritage, June 2004

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About the proposal

At their April meeting, Ministers agreed to an interim extension of the Covenant to April 2005, in order to allow the National Packaging Covenant Council (NPC Council) time to develop a detailed proposal for future arrangements. Ministers anticipate that a fully formed and negotiated draft proposal will be submitted for consideration at their meeting in October 2004. Ministers also agreed to convene by teleconference in July 2004, to formally approve extending the associated NEPM1 to July 2005, and to consider a progress report by NPC Council on the development of a strengthened Covenant.

This proposal reflects the NPC Councilís recommendations for concrete actions and changes to strengthen the Covenant taking into account the findings of recent reviews of the Covenant. The proposal is presented as a starting point/basis for consultation and negotiation with key stakeholders over the coming months.

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