Reduce, Reuse & Recycle - Resources for the Community

​​​​​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.​

  • Action on Waste
    The State Government is working collaboratively with local government, industry and organisations involved with waste management to improve the management of waste in Tasmania.
  • Litter Resources for the Community
    ​​​​​​​​Managing litter is everyone’s responsibility. Litter is unsightly, dangerous and reduces everyone’s enjoyment of the environment. Managing litter starts with education and awareness about the litter problem. We can all make a difference by making better choices about the type of packaging we buy, how we dispose of our rubbish and what action we take upon witnessing illegal dumping.
  • 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
    Lightweight plastic shopping bags have been banned in Tasmania since 2013.The ban applies to all Tasmanian retailers and shoppers are now encouraged to bring their own reusable shopping bags.
  • 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.