EPA Tasmania educating patrons on waste and recycling at Agfest

Katie and Jack at the EPA display

Katie and Jack at the EPA display

After a successful first day at Agfest in the Paddock yesterday, EPA Tasmania is looking forward to day two (Thursday 6 May) at the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) tent.

EPA Tasmania is at site 827, eighth avenue, along with Biosecurity Tasmania, Agriculture and Water, Parks and Wildlife Service, Land Tasmania, NRM North and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. Recreational Fisheries is also at Agfest, at site North 66.

The display for EPA Tasmania focuses on new waste and resource recovery and recycling initiatives, including the Container Refund Scheme (CRS). The CRS is planned to commence in 2022 and will see Tasmanians receiving a 10 cent refund for each eligible drink container that is returned to a refund point.

EPA Tasmania Senior Policy Officer Katie Parrott encourages those who are headed to Agfest over the coming days to come over to the DPIPWE tent.

“Our display features an interactive recycling game which aims to demonstrate how different containers can be recycled once the scheme starts,” Katie said.

Kids engaging with the interactive recycling game at the EPA Tasmania display

Kids engaging with the interactive recycling game at the EPA Tasmania display

“It has been inspiring having conversations with members of the public about the CRS and waste and resource recovery initiatives, and seeing patrons’ enthusiasm about the scheme, asking questions, and being excited to learn more.

“Our main aim of this display is to educate and inform patrons and to make recycling fun and accessible to everyone.”

For more information, news and videos visit the DPIPWE at Agfest webpage on the DPIPWE website.

For more information about COVID-19 safety requirements at Agfest visit the Rural Youth Agfest website.


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