Tasmania looks to ban plastic bags

Thursday 11 November 2010 @ 10.54 p.m. | Legal Research

Tasmanian Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, David O’Byrne, yesterday annouced plans to take a proposal to Cabinet to implement a ban on lightweight plastic bags.

The Government is committed to reducing the impact of lightweight plastic bags on the environment, addressing littering and to increasing resource recovery and recycling.

Important to note that plastic bags are only a small part of the waste stream. To address the wider issue of waste management in Tasmania, the Government is taking action through the Tasmanian Waste and Resource Management Strategy 2009.

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