SHEFFIELD TASMANIA’S TIDIEST TOWN
The north west coast town of Sheffield has been named the Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Tasmanian Tidy Town for 2013/14.
Sheffield representatives receive their award from KAB and the Packagaing Stewardship Forum.
National Awards for Cities and BeachesMeanwhile, on the 18th November, the national awards for sustainable cities and clean beaches were held in Western Australia. Launceston and Godfrey's Beach represented Tasmania at the awards. Read more about it here.
National Bin Network Pilot Project in Tasmania
Communities across Tasmania have engaged with Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmania in utilising funds from the National Bin Network pilot project. Read more about some of the stories of how recipients have applied industry funds to imaginative projects.
A partnership between Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmania (KAB Tasmania) and the National Bin Network (NBN) sees the roll out of a $230,000 pilot litter reduction and recycling program in Tasmania over the next 12 months. This pilot is supported by interim funding through the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s Packaging Stewardship Forum.
The NBN is a $100 million, 5 year industry funded plan to increase recycling and reduce litter nationally. The NBN is fully funded by industry, at no cost to Tasmanians.
Under the pilot, KAB Tasmania will work with schools, local governments, venue managers and community groups to help local communities clean up, recycle and keep their communities clean into the future.
The pilot project was launched at Bellerive on the 11th May 2012. The KAB project team has already spoken with many stakeholders in Tasmania to assess relevant proposals to achieve the aims of the pilot. Grants have already been awarded to a number of parties. If you wish to discuss opportunities to assist in litter reduction and increased recycling please contact Geoff Marsh, Executive Officer on 0488 101 585.