Art From Trash

Art From Trash – Presented by Resource Work Cooperative Art From Trash is an annual exhibition that encourages the reuse of discarded materials in the production of amazing visual art. Established in 1993, the ART FROM TRASH exhibition has become an iconic and much loved exposé of creativity. Attracting over 120 artists and 5000 visitors […]

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Tasmania’s Landfill Levy: starts July 1

The new landfill levy is a fee paid by Tasmania’s landfill operators for every tonne of waste disposed in their landfill. Waste is weighed at time of delivery and a $20/tonne fee is collected by the State Government. The Tasmanian Government’s landfill levy starts from 1 July 2022. The money raised through the levy is […]

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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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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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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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What We’ve Learnt from Tasmania’s Waste Levy Experience

Did you know that a landfill waste levy already exists in around half of Tasmania? You may have heard that in July 2022, the Tasmanian Government is planning to introduce a levy on all waste sent to landfill across Tasmania. This is one of many initiatives in the Government’s Waste Action Plan to improve the […]

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Soft Plastics Recycling

Currently, soft plastics are not accepted for recycling programs, after the national suspension of the REDcycle program. Stakeholders across Australia are working to address this issue, and we will keep you updated on any  new information.

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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 […]

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Kerbside Recycling Bin Assessments in the Cradle Coast region

Location: Circular Head, Waratah-Wynyard, Burnie City, Central Coast, Devonport City, Latrobe and Kentish Council areas. Kerbside Recycling Bin Assessments are coordinated by the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group on behalf of its member Councils and take place a couple of times a year in North West Tasmania. The assessments help tell the Group whether landfill […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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