Ban on Plastic Bags - Northern Territory


If you are a retailer, you must not provide a prohibited plastic bag to a customer as a means of carrying goods they purchased, or will purchase. A plastic shopping bag:

  • has a body that contains polyethylene with a thickness of less than 35 microns
  • has handles.

This ban does not apply to:

  • a biodegradable bag
  • a plastic bag that forms an integral part of the packaging of the goods being purchased
  • barrier bags for fruit and vegetables.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Administering agency

Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority (NTEPA)

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