The EPA's vision is a Tasmania that is clean, healthy and sustainable. Its purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of the Tasmanian environment in balance with economic and social values, and the needs of future generations.
The EPA Sustainability Award aims to acknowledge businesses from any industry sector who have developed and implemented cleaner production initiatives that have delivered measurable improvements in preventing pollution, conserving energy and water, minimising waste and maximising resource efficiency.
Submissions should be for a project or initiative that results in measurable improvements in any or all of the following areas: energy efficiency, water conservation, resource efficiency, waste minimisation; and results in wider community or flow-on benefits to the sector.
2019 - Lion
Dairy & Drinks of Lenah Valley for its commitment to cleaner production, waste minimisation and environmental sustainability
2018 - Clean Rivers and Fert$mart Partners of Port Sorell for protecting and improving water quality associated with dairy farming
2017 - Hobart City Council for its Waste Management Strategy 2015-30, a blueprint to achieve zero waste to landfill
2016 - Botanical Resources Australia (BRA) and Greenhams Tasmania for their conversion of pyrethrum waste into clean biofuel briquettes as a substitute for coal
2015 - Veolia for its design of a $7 million waste management depot at Sorell
2014 - Hazell Bros Group for their environmental management and rehabilitation at the Leslie Vale Quarry
2013 - Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for its education and conservation programs promoting caring for wildlife
For more information about the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards, and how to submit an application for the EPA Sustainability Award, go to the Awards Australia website.