Hobart, Tasmania's capital announced they will become first plastic-free Australian city
the city to become first plastics-free in Australia
Hobart City Council revealed the HUGE news when an 8-4 vote in favour of cleaner practices was passed in a meeting earlier this month. The ban won't fully come into place until 2020, giving Tasmania's capital one year to get its plastic-free act together. As part of the campaign against destructive materials, according to ABC News, all businesses based in Hobart that provide or sell takeaway food will need to find cleaner alternatives to plastic containers, straws, coffee cups and plastic lids. All other businesses will also need to start phasing out single-use plastics from their bases and introduce re-usable or eco-friendly alternatives.