Good Sorts

Southern Beaches Cleanup Group

Say ‘hi’ to the Southern Beaches Clean Up Group at Dodges Ferry. Their dedication to litter removal makes them truly good sorts!

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Gaia’s Nest Childcare

They’re good sorts at Gaia’s Nest Childcare Centre…not only have they halved their landfill waste by switching to compostable nappies, wipes, gloves and bin liners but they also encourage families to drop off compost at the centre if they don’t have access to a compost bin of their own. Michelle Beakley is Director of Gaia’s […]

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The Local Coffeehouse

The Local Coffeehouse in Huonville is a classic good sort kind of place. Not only does this community-minded business sort their waste for kerbside and soft plastics recycling, but they also gather handy items such as jars and egg trays and promote their reuse in the café and via the Reduce Reuse Huon Valley group. […]

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Bridgewater Gagebrook Clean Up Group

Mark and Ange’s energy, passion and action towards waste avoidance in Tasmania puts them firmly in the ‘good sort’ category. Four years ago they voluntarily started cleaning up litter in Bridgewater and Gagebrook after walking over the Jordan River Bridge and noticing the extraordinary amount of debris polluting the waterway. More than 250 shopping trolleys, […]

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The Poulton Family’s Bread Bag Challenge

The Poulton Family from Westbury are truly good sorts. The set themselves a Bread Bag Challenge: to reduce the volume of their household garbage so it fills no more than one bread bag per week. The idea came after the family of four decided to start recycling their soft plastics via REDCycle at the supermarket. […]

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St Mary’s College – Hobart

St Mary’s College has been making positive changes to reduce its waste, with particular focus on the school canteen and the introduction of a package-free policy. Initiated by the College’s student-led sustainability group, The Footprint Project, the College is aiming to serve healthy, tasty meals while doing away with single-use products and packaging. In addition […]

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Plastic Free Launceston – Trish Haeusler

Meet Trish Haeusler. She’s a good sort because she’s the founder of Plastic Free Launceston, a community group dedicated to ridding the city of single use plastics. Plastic Free Launceston was started in early 2017 after identifying a need to respond to the growing concerns of plastic pollution. A Facebook page launched a community conversation […]

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Making the Most of What You Have

In December 2019, Sinan decided to try and get through 2020 without buying any new clothes. At that time, he was often shopping for the sake of it, particularly online, spending and collecting new items that on hindsight, he felt he didn’t really need. A growing awareness of climate change and some research into the […]

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Circular Head Aboriginal Corp

Dutchy and his work-team at Trawmanna are truly good sorts. Not only have they converted used 1.25L plastic bottles into a functional and stylish greenhouse, but they’ve also managed to salvage a wide range of materials to complete the job from a screen door, to bricks and old tent poles.

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Travis the Garbologist

With Good Sorts like Travis, Tasmania’s future is in great hands! Travis lives in northern TAS and says that when he grows up, he wants to be a Garbologist. He even dressed up as one at a recent Book Week event at his school. He’s got his family’s waste and recycling sorted and helps out […]

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Hydro Group – Too Good to Waste

Hydro Tasmania is a Tassie icon with inspiring ambitions to be a good sort with waste.
Across their three business arms – including Momentum Energy and Entura – they set themselves a waste diversion target of 95% by December 2021.  Central to achieving that goal was finding ways to avoid generating waste from the outset, by changing the materials used and mindsets of staff in all aspects of the business from procurement policies to lunch-room operations and everything in between.

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University of Tasmania – Recycling Walls

Will Plaister is an inspirational Tassie Good Sort. He has a keen eye for reusable items and a strong motivation to reduce waste across the University of Tasmania campuses.
Will and his team installed their first Recycling Wall in a central location at the Sandy Bay campus at the end of 2019 because the University wanted to provide staff and students with the option to deposit ‘difficult-to-recycle’ items which could not be placed in co-mingled recycling bins.

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The Undies Project

Women’s Health Tasmania are definite Good Sorts. They’re tackling period poverty and reducing the amount of period products and packaging that go to landfill with a sustainably smart initiative called The Undies Project. The team believe having a period shouldn’t cost the earth. An astonishing 90 – 140 kilograms of pads, tampons and applicators can […]

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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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