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The plastic bag ban has commenced in Tasmania - aiming to reduce the number of plastic bags in Tasmania by encouraging the use of clean reusable bags.

Goodbye Plastic Bags in Tasmania

The plastic bag ban has commenced in Tasmania - aiming to reduce the number of plastic bags in Tasmania by encouraging the use of clean reusable bags.

Sustainability Objectives for the Tasmanian EPA

The EPA administers the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA) and also seeks to further the objectives of sustainability and sustainable development, in line with the objectives of  Tasmania's Resource Management and Planning System (RMPS), through means such as:
-   considering the implications of development proposals, and applying conditions to prevent environmental harm, within the broader context of their implications for sustainable development;
-   supporting and promoting activities which are recognised as essential for the sustainability of our society into the future, such as energy efficiency, waste minimisation and management, resource efficiency, education and innovation; and
-   providing incentives that further these objectives.

Latest News

18 September 2014
The EPA Director has concluded his assessment of the proposed expansion of a quarry at Hayes in the Derwent Valley.
18 September 2014
A Tasmanian company has been ordered to pay a total of $8000 in fines and costs in relation to a number of environmental offences in the state's north.
25 August 2014
A dairy farmer from Tasmania's north-west has been fined by the EPA for discharging dairy effluent into a nearby creek.