Around the grounds
A marketplace of news and activities from around the state including upcoming consultations, grant news, Waste Watch and more.
Consultations and feedback sessions open
- Climate Change Policy and Action Plan
We are seeking feedback from industry, business, government and community stakeholders on our draft Climate Change Policy and Action.
We're holding webinars providing information about the bans.
See Have Your Say
- Litter and illegal dumping prevention strategies
Our litter and illegal dumping teams have been busy developing strategies to guide the EPA’s work in these areas over the next few years.
We’re seeking feedback before finalising the strategies. Check our Have Your Say page now to see the strategies and provide feedback.
An EPA grants calendar is now live. It allows stakeholders to find information about the grants available under the NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 and the NSW Plastics Action Plan.
Gold Award for EPA Annual Report
The EPA scored gold for our 2020-21 Annual Report at the 2022 Australasian Reporting Awards in July. The judges assessed over 300 annual reports on criteria such as design, readability and cross-referencing. Participants were from as far afield as New Zealand, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Take 3 tackles tourist litter with EPA grant
Over the next few months Take 3 for the Sea will bring together new and current partners on the issue of tourism litter in NSW. Take 3 wants to inspire ownership and action within the Visitor Economy Industry (VEI) to reduce litter and plastic in visitor hotspots. Key elements of the Groundswell project include introducing litter prevention principles to 150 visitor economy businesses and engaging them in Take 3's Litter Reduction Toolkit for Tourism Operators.
The project is in collaboration with the EPA and aims to assist the tourism community in reducing litter in visitor hotspots by 30% while also phasing out problematic and unnecessary plastics by 2025. These targets are in line with the NSW Government’s commitment to reduce litter in visitor hotspots by 60% by 2030. For more information and to sign up to the Groundswell initiative visit https://bit.ly/3ck0YGs
Turning trash into treasure
Households are being encouraged to boost their recycling efforts to help contribute to a cleaner environment and transition to a circular economy in NSW.
NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin said the community’s commitment to recycling has seen record numbers of recycled materials re-entering the economy as valuable resources.
“Two thirds of all waste in NSW is already being recycled, and we want to do even better to boost the circular economy,” Mr Griffin said.
“When we recycle right, our trash gets turned into treasure - it gets a new life. By making sure we’re putting the right things in our recycling bins at home and using our successful Return and Earn network, we each make a positive contribution to our environment.
“You can make sure you’re recycling right with the free Recycle Mate app, which tells you exactly what can and can’t be recycled in your local government area.”