The EPA Board funds the EPA Sustainability Award, which is an award to encourage business innovation towards environmental sustainability. The EPA Sustainability Award is a category within the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards conducted by Awards Australia.
The EPA Sustainability Award is designed to recognise businesses and organisations who share a passion and commitment for sustainability and to reducing environmental impacts in their business and the community, particularly through waste minimisation and resource efficiency.
Lion Dairy & Drinks of Lenah Valley has won the 2019 EPA Sustainability Award for its commitment to cleaner production, waste minimisation and environmental sustainability. The other three finalists were Southern Waste Solutions, Hobart Airport and Salamanca Market. See our news story for more information - Announcing the 2019 Winner of the EPA Sustainability Award.
Clean Rivers and Fert$mart Partners of Port Sorell have won the 2018 EPA Sustainability Award for their achievements in protecting and improving water quality on dairy farms around the State. More information about the 2018 winners, finalists and entrants is in this news item.
Winner of the 2017 EPA Sustainability Award was the City of Hobart, for their strategy to achieve zero waste in which they outlined over 90 actions to reduce waste, already diverting about 3,000 tonnes of organic waste from landfill. In 2016 Greenham Tasmania and Botanical Resources Australia developed a partnership to concert pyrethrum waste in biofuel briquettes as a substitute for coal.
For more information about the award, visit the Awards Australia website.