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What is Sustainability

Environmental sustainability can be defined as meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It can also include maintaining the factors and practices that contribute to the quality of the environment. Sustainability is threatened by human activities such as pollution and degradation or over-exploitation of natural resources.

Waste Minimisation Officer
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au‚Äč