The City of Hobart enacted the By-law and banned single-use plastic items. The council delayed enforcement due to COVID-19.
Enforcement of the ban will become effective from 1 July 2021. This applies to all single-use food and beverage plastic packaging and all single-use plastic cutlery, straws, lids and cups.
The ban only applies within the City of Hobart and thus other areas of Tasmania are exempt.
The ban also does not apply if the customer provides their own food packaging (e.g. Tupperware containers) or if the food packaging was not provided to the customer by the retailer (e.g. a pre-packaged soft drink bottle).
Enforcement & Penalties
The City of Hobart will enforce the By-law.
To find out what penalties apply in the City of Hobart, the full By-law is available here.