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Investment boost for waste reduction awareness initiatives

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Minister for Environment, Roger Jaensch MP, with Latrobe residents taking part in a kerbside recycling improvement program

Tasmania’s three Regional Waste Management Groups, backed by 27 Local Councils, welcome the Tasmanian Government’s support of Rethink Waste Tasmania.  The $95,000 investment will increase the number and reach of waste awareness and education activities that are delivered across the state; aimed at reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and maximising resource recovery.

The additional funding will provide new campaign opportunities that include themes such as:
• recycling, and the minimisation of contamination;
• reducing litter and dumping;
• reducing food waste, and the promotion of organic waste collection services where available;
• considering recovered and recycled content when purchasing; and
• reducing the use of problematic and unnecessary plastics.

Investment in this waste awareness initiative will also ensure consistency of messaging and incorporate key Tasmanian Government information on the waste levy and container refund scheme, litter and reporting measures, as well as event guides and school program resources.

Click here to read the announcement made today by Minister for Environment, the Hon. Roger Jaensch MP.

Find out more about the Tasmanian Government’s Waste Action Plan to tackle priority waste and resource recovery issues at