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.
Winner of the 2017 EPA Sustainability Award was the City of Hobart, for their strategy to achieve zero wastem 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.
Submissions will be open for the 2018 Awards until the 23 August, and the winner will be announced at a gala event on the 23 November 2018.
For more information, visit the Awards Australia website: