The Australian Government, in conjunction with State and Territory Governments today released the Packaging Impacts Decision Regulation Impact Statement. This statement analyses ten options to manage packaging waste and litter, including container deposit and industry-based approaches.
The release of the Packaging Impacts Decision Regulation Impact Statement finalises an investigation by Australia’s Environment Ministers on the costs and benefits of different national approaches to managing packaging waste and litter.
The release allows all stakeholders to draw on the information to guide future activities.
State and Territory Environment Ministers have been considering the Packaging Impacts Decision Regulation Impact Statement since April 2014. No consensus has been reached by State and Territory Governments regarding the need for additional national-level regulation in this area.
The Packaging Impacts Decision Regulation Impact Statement shows that existing arrangements, that include the Australian Packaging Covenant, have delivered improved outcomes over time. However, we can always be working towards improving our rates of recycling and recovery.
The Packaging Impacts Decision Regulation Impact Statement can be accessed at www.nepc.gov.au