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The EPA Board is keen to promote good practice sustainability in industry in Tasmania.

Sustainability in Practice

The Tasmanian EPA seeks submissions from industries exhibiting good practice in sustainability and these will be showcased on this website.

Discover the EPA Sustainable Event Guidelines

EPA Sustainable Event Guidelines

Are you thinking about holding an event? The EPA has established guidelines and a checklist for event organiserrs to assist with planning and holding events in a sustainable manner.

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

19 December 2014
The EPA Board has concluded its assessment of the proposed mining operation in the Burns Peak Forest Reserve, on the state's west coast, approximately…
19 December 2014
The key findings of a cost benefit analysis for a state-based container deposit system (CDS) in Tasmania have been accepted and released by the Tasmanian…
03 December 2014
A new Chairperson and three new members have been appointed to the Board of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).