Environmental Management

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​There are various ways that the Tasmanian Government is working on maintaining the health of our environment. Among other areas of work, NRE Tas has a strong focus on waste due to the pollution it can cause, the loss of amenity and the difficulty in finding new and acceptable landfill sites, the impact of methane on our climate, the loss of the earth’s precious resources, and the impact on marine life when materials are discarded.

The Department is undertakin​g some key environmental manage​ment initiatives, including:​

Other areas of State Government work on different environmental areas, and information is available through the Renewables, Climate and Future Industries Tasmania website​, the Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania webpage on water and webpage on conservation. Part of the Government’s role is also to develop and amend policies and legislation to protect our environment. ​​

 The Waste Initiatives Progress Report outlines the status of various waste initiatives in Tasmania, outlining the key actions that the Government is already implementing or has committed additional resourcing to in the 2021-22 Budget. ​

 Waste Initiatives Progress Report (PDF 335Kb)

If you would like to hear more about waste initiatives, stay connected by signing up at this link to our Waste and Resource Recovery Newsletter.

 Waste and Resource Recovery Initiatives Newsletter April 2022 (PDF 2Mb)​


Waste Initiatives
Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Email: Waste.Initiatives@nre.tas.gov.au