Helping Tasmanians to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle

Welcome to Rethink Waste Tasmania

This is the go-to place for information, waste management services and resources to help you Avoid, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste in our beautiful island state. ARRR!

Research shows that Tasmanians generate over 900,000 tonnes of waste each year. Most of this waste ends up in landfill, which is the least favourable outcome. Much could be reused, or treated differently to be reduced, recycled or even avoided altogether.

When we each rethink waste and choose to Avoid, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle then together we can achieve a lot. Rethink Waste will show you how.

Rethink Waste Tasmania is an initiative of the Cradle Coast, Northern Tasmanian, and Southern Tasmanian Waste Management Groups in partnership with the Tasmanian Government.

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Tasmanian Good Sorts

Keeping Tassie beautiful one reusable car litter tidy bag at a time

A couple of memorable experiences prompted Susan from Huon Pride Together and her three children to take action on roadside litter. First, as long-time participants in the Huon’s home schooler’s volunteer clean up programs, they were noticing the recurring volume of roadside litter despite their efforts. Then, while jumping out of the car after a family drive, the contents of the plastic tidy-bag on the inside car door caught the wind and scattered along the street. It was while chasing down fly-away lolly wrappers Susan had the inevitable thought… “There has to be a better way!”
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Brought to you by Tasmania's Local Councils in partnership with the Tasmanian Government