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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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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.

Plastic retail carry bag use 2002 – 2004 consumption

Final report
NOLAN-ITU Pty Ltd for the
Department of the Environment and Heritage, March 2005

5. References

Australian Customs Service, 2005. Importation Data – HDPE and LDPE Retail Carry Bags, ACS, January 2005.

Australian Retailers Association, 2003. Code of Practice for the Management of Plastic Bags, ARA, October 2003.

National Plastic Bags Working Group, 2002. Plastic Shopping Bags in Australia – Report to the National Packaging Covenant Council, December 2002.

Nolan-ITU/RMIT Centre for Design, 2002. Plastic Shopping Bags – Analysis of Levies and Environmental Impacts, December 2002.

Australian Retailers Association, 2005. Code of Practice for the Management of Plastic Bags- 2004 End of Year Report, ARA, March 2005.

6 Report Limitations

This report has been prepared in accordance with an agreement between Department of the Environment and Heritage and Nolan-ITU.

The services performed by Nolan-ITU have been conducted in a manner consistent with the level of quality and skill generally exercised by members of its profession and consulting practices.

This report is solely for the use of Department of the Environment and Heritage and any reliance of this report by third parties shall be at such party’s sole risk and may not contain sufficient information for purposes of other parties or for other uses. This report shall only be presented in full and may not be used to support any other objectives than those set out in the report, except where written approval with comments are provided by Nolan-ITU.