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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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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 check-out bag use in non-supermarket retail outlets

Planet Ark Environmental Foundation for the
Department of the Environment and Heritage, March 2005

Appendix 1

From ‘The ARA Code of Practice For the Management of Plastic Bags - Mid-2004 Interim Progress Report’

The ARA has liaised with the EPHC to contact industry associations and major fast food organisations to urge their participation in the Code.

Organisations that the ARA has liaised with include:

Australian Booksellers Association
Australian Business Limited
Australian Gift and Homewares Association Ltd
Australian Hotels Association
Australian Music Retailers Association
Australian Newsagents Federation Ltd
Australasian Association of Convenience Stores
Distilled Spirits Industry Council of Australia DSICA
Hardware Association of NSW
Hardware Federation of Australia
Liquor Stores Association of New South Wales
Liquor Merchants Association of Australia
Liquor Stores Association of WA
NARGA Australia Pty Ltd
National Footwear Retailers Association
NSW Retail Tobacco Traders Association
Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Restaurant and Catering Australia
Retail Confectionary and Mixed Business Association
Shopping Centre Council of Australia

These bodies have been sent a Group Two signatory form and summary of the Code’s principles and were asked to send it to their memberships.