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Ways for students and teachers to get involved in reducing reusing and recycling in schools in Tasmania

Rethink Waste aims to improve our efforts at reducing, reusing and recycling in schools in order to protect our environment and decrease the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

Rethink Waste Schools Program

Rethink Waste can help your school make a difference with free access to the activities, information and resources.

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Waste Education Officers

Waste Education Officers can visit schools to provide advice and classroom activities on ways to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Other Waste Education Programs

Explore other waste education programs and activities available for teachers, students and your school community.

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Rethink Waste Schools Program

Rethink Waste can help your school make a difference with free access to the activities, information and resources available on this site and on the Rethink Waste Tasmania YouTube channel. 

Not sure where to begin in reducing waste at your school?  This handy guide can get you started:

School Waste Management – Where to Begin?

Ready to go? Jump into the Rethink Waste Schools Program here.

Waste Education Officers

The Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group (NTWMG) and Cradle Coast Waste Management Group (CCWMG) have Waste Education Officers who visit schools to provide advice and education about ways to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle.

The NTWMG Officers can travel to Launceston, West Tamar, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, Break O’Day and George Town council areas. If you’d like to find out more or arrange a visit, please contact the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group at NTWMG@launceston.tas.gov.au

The CCWMG Officer can travel to schools in the Circular Head, Waratah-Wynyard, Burnie, Central Coast, Devonport, Latrobe and Kentish council areas. To arrange a visit, complete this Expression of Interest Form and an Officer will be in touch:

Booking Form – Cradle Coast Region Schools Program

Other Waste Education Programs

In addition to the resources available via Rethink Waste Tasmania, there are also education programs and activities provided via the Tasmanian Government’s Natural Resources and Environment team.

Visit the Tasmanian Environmental Management website for more information.