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Plastic Shopping Bags Ban Act 2013.

Country/Territory
Australia
Territorial subdivision
Tasmania
Document type
Legislation
Date
2013
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to prevent, so as to minimise environmental pollution, the provision by retailers of certain plastic bags, and for related purposes.
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Packaging/labelling Pollution control Recycling/reuse Waste management Standards Inspection
Geographical area
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, Australia and New Zealand, Indian Ocean, Oceania, South Pacific
Entry into force notes
Sections 4 and 5 enter into force on 1 November 2013. The remaining provisions of this Act enter into force on the day of its publication.
Abstract

This Act, consisting of eight Sections, aims at establishing protecting measures to prevent, so as to minimise environmental pollution, the provision by retailers of certain plastic bags, and for related purposes. It establishes inspections, composition, and environmental standards of such plastic bags in order to comply with the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994, as they are to be read together as if the 2 Acts constituted a single Act.

Full text
English
Website
www.thelaw.tas.gov.au