Single-Use Plastics - Tasmania

Description

You must not provide single-use plastics for packaged food that you provide or sell that can be taken away from the premises and consumed.

The single-use plastic items banned are:

  • plastic cutlery
  • sauce sachets (such as tomato, soy or tartare)
  • plastic takeaway hot food containers and lids
  • takeaway plastic straws
  • plastic lined noodle boxed
  • plastic lined coffee cups
  • plastic lids on takeaway cups
  • plastic sandwich wedges.

Please note that this by-law only applies to single-use plastic containers with a volume less than 1 litre or an area equivalent to an A4 piece of paper (210mm x 297mm).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

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

Exemptions

This by-law will not apply if the customer provides their own food packaging (for example, coffee cups or Tupperware containers) or the food packaging was not provided to the customer by the retailer (for example, a pre-packaged soft drink bottle).

Other resources

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 Tasmania

Local law(s) name

Single-Use Plastics By-Law 1 2019

Administering agency

Hobart City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Cleansing and Solid Waste Policy Coordinator

Hobart City Council

Operating address: 16 Elizabeth Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 503
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6238 2711
Email: coh@hobartcity.com.au
Website: Hobart City Council (Opens in new window)