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Resources for the Community

Everyone can make a difference – at work, at school, at home.

​​​Our daily lifestyle and consumption choices have a large impact on environmental quality, and we are consuming energy, water, materials, and generating waste at an unsustainable rate. Our climate is changing – and those changes are occurring more rapidly than we had previously thought.

The twin global pressures of climate change and uncertain economic times​​ require us to examine our everyday habits and routines and find ways to use resources wisely - to 'tread more lightly' - so that we can continue to thrive as a community to meet the needs of current and future generations.

At the heart of true 'sustainability', is the vision of a community working together to achieve a balance between economic prosperity, environmental conservation, cultural identity and social wellbeing.  Everyone can make a difference – at work, at school, at home.​

  • Litter
    ​​​​​​​​Managing litter is everyone’s responsibility. Managing litter starts with education and awareness about the litter problem.
  • Managing Waste in the Home
    The home is where it starts. It is the springboard for good waste minimisation practices in the workplace, at school and other areas of the community.
  • Plastic Shopping Bags
    Plastics are a significant pollutant in our environment and disposable plastic can waste valuable resources. A ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags has been implemented in Tasmania and applies to all Tasmanian retailers. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable shopping bag.
  • Purchasing Recycled Goods
    If we purchase goods that have been made from something reused or recycled, we ‘close the loop’ – ensuring that those things that are collected via recycling are made into something new.
  • Recycling
    Find out where to recycle a huge range of items, such as beverage containers, mobile phones, washing machines, clothing, car batteries.
  • Sustainability Links
    There are endless ways of reducing, reusing and recycling materials, saving resources and energy resources in the process!
  • 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.

​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.