Analysing the effectiveness of an environmental voluntary agreement; the case of the Australian national packaging covenant

Burritt, R, Lewis, H and Verghese, K 2005, 'Analysing the effectiveness of an environmental voluntary agreement; the case of the Australian national packaging covenant' in Edoardo Croci (ed.) The handbook of environmental voluntary agreements, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 283-306.


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Title Analysing the effectiveness of an environmental voluntary agreement; the case of the Australian national packaging covenant
Author(s) Burritt, R
Lewis, H
Verghese, K
Year 2005
Title of book The handbook of environmental voluntary agreements
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Editor(s) Edoardo Croci
Start page 283
End page 306
Subjects Industrial Design
Summary In Australia, corporate signatories to the National Packaging Covenant (NPC) agree to engage in a collaborative approach with government to improve the management and environmental performance of packaging in an effective manner. The NPC, signed on 27 August 1999, is subject to review after five years and a set of criteria are needed to establish its effectiveness. Based on the notion of 'effectiveness analysis' this paper examines whether the NPC can be seen to be effective in relation to a set of criteria that address the following aspects: the confining of corporate action; institutional structuring of agreements; and checking of performance outcomes. Comment is made on the results of applying effectiveness analysis to the NPC and suggestions are made about potential changes to any future Covenant that is negotiated.
Copyright notice © 2005 Springer
Keyword(s) environmental voluntary agreements
DOI - identifier 10.1007/1-4020-3356-7
ISBN 1402033559
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