The ministry is currently in talks with industry on future rules for packaging when the country's second packaging covenant - or voluntary agreement - expires at the end of this year. Agreed in 1997, this commits manufacturers and users to reduce overall packaging consumption and increase recycling, including a range of material-specific targets, all by the end of 2001 (ENDS Daily 9 July 1997).
According to a ministry spokesperson, Mr Pronk, has given industry groups until mid-March to present alternative proposals.
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