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. […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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.
Ways to Reduce Waste & Make Positive Purchase Decisions in the Home
From buying in bulk and using your own storage containers to choosing electric razors over disposable ones – this quick reference guide is packed full of ideas to reduce waste in the home! Download your copy here Planning a renovation? Before you start, check out these handy tips for reducing waste when extending, updating or […]Read more
Better Waste Management at School – Where to Begin?
Want to find a better way to manage your school’s waste? Before you jump in to a waste audit, take a few moments to check out the handy tips included in this fact sheet compiled by the Waste Education Officers from across Tasmania. Download the fact sheet here The time spent in planning will help […]Read more
Tips to Reduce Waste this Christmas
The Christmas and holiday season creates a spike in both garbage and recycling in Tasmania, but there are ways to reduce waste while retaining the festive spirit. Tasmania’s three regional Waste Management Groups have compiled the 12 Tips of Christmas covering everything from gifts, to decorations and festive meal planning so you can get in […]Read more
It’s what’s on the inside that matters – spread the word on excess packaging
When rethinking waste in Tasmania, we’re aiming to avoid or reduce waste being created in the first place. Where it can’t be avoided, then the goal is to reuse or recycle whatever is possible. Tasmania’s three regional Waste Management Groups and their local council members often hear from residents and businesses expressing their disappointment at the […]Read more
Beauty and the Bees – how this Tasmanian is turning waste avoidance into a business advantage
From humble beginnings selling handmade natural skincare products on a card table at Salamanca market 25 years ago, Jill Saunders’ persistence is really paying off. Jill is the founder of Beauty and the Bees, a Tasmanian business that prides itself on using Earth friendly packaging and edible ingredients, which are continuing to grow in popularity. […]Read more
Plastic Free July: take the challenge or make a change
Plastics are a major cause of litter and pollution, especially in our waterways and oceans. The Plastic Free July initiative started in Western Australia and is now catching on worldwide, with more than 1 million people making a positive change last year. Take the challenge or make a change in whatever way you can to […]Read more
A Guide to Preparing an Event Waste Management Plan
The Guide to Preparing an Event Waste Management Plan shows how Tasmanian events can reduce or avoid creating landfill rubbish and recover more resources for recycling and reuse. Download the Guide here This free guide can be customised to suit any event size or format, with event managers able to copy the plan sections most relevant […]Read more
Finding ways to avoid, reduce and reuse waste
The three regional Waste Management Groups have created an awareness raising program to encourage Tasmanians to avoid , reduce and reuse waste. Tasmanians are pretty good at recycling and although this is a great way to keep waste out of landfill and our environment, there are many other things we can all do to be good sorts and decrease our […]Read more