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Resources for Schools

Resources available to schools to promote waste minimisation

​Sustainability is now a cross curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum. There are many facets to sustainability, but these can be broadly grouped into four main areas: energy, water, waste and biodiversity. For the Tasmanian EPA, a key factor underpinning these priorities is the promotion of the sustainable use of resources, in other words, minimising waste.  There are several resources available to schools to promote waste minimisation.​

  • Waste Education
    Primary school teaching resources are now available on plastic waste, paper waste and litter.
  • Education Links
    Here are some other places to find out more about sustainability at home and at school.
  • Litter
    ​​​​​​​​Managing litter is everyone’s responsibility. Managing litter starts with education and awareness about the litter problem.
  • Sustainable Event Guidelines
    The EPA has established guidelines and a checklist for event organisers to assist with planning and holding events in a sustainable manner.
  • Wood Smoke Education
    EPA Tasmania has developed teaching resources for primary and secondary schools about reducing smoke from domestic wood heaters, with the aim of improving air quality.

​Waste Initiatives Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.