Announcing the 2021 Winner of the EPA Sustainability Award

​​​The University of Tasmania has won the prestigious EPA Sustainability Award​ for 2021.

Mr Andrew Paul, Chair of the EPA Board, was pleased to present the award on Friday 3 December 2021 during the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner.

The EPA Sustainability Award acknowledges 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.

The University of Tasmania has delivered significant changes to bring together procurement, re-use, recycling and composting. They introduced a Waste Minimisation Action Plan, targeting a 25% reduction of landfilled waste by 2025. They have delivered new buildings with in-built 'deconstructibility' in mind. They also run a Re-Use​​​ Program, which lists unwanted furniture suitable for re-use, and encourage students to participate through the Sustainability Integration Program for Students.

The EPA has been the proud naming rights sponsor for the EPA Sustainability Award category since 2013.

“It's been our pleasure to acknowledge businesses 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", Mr Paul said.​


EPA Sustainability Award 2021 winners University of Tasmania with Andrew Paul EPA Tasmania

EPA Sustainability Award 2021 winners University of Tasmania with Andrew Paul, Chair of the EPA Board​
Photo: Awards Australia


Published on: 8/12/2021