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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

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.
12 August 2014
A reminder that the 2014 Community Achievement Awards are now open but the nomination period will end on the 20th of August.
31 July 2014
The EPA Director has concluded an assessment of the proposed expansion of the Smartfibre woodchip mill at Bell Bay.