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Business Resource Efficiency Program

Doing more with less

Increasing resource efficiency can help to reduce your business costs, improve resilience and protect the environment. This means limiting consumption of materials, and reducing the amount of waste your business produces. TCCO has launched the Business Resource Efficiency Program (BREP) to help Tasmanian businesses to review their resource use and find ways to improve it.

What is BREP?

This program aims to:

  • help small to medium-sized Tasmanian businesses reduce their consumption of resources, and minimise waste streams;
  • reduce operating costs and drive productivity gains; and
  • provide businesses with practical and tailored information about ways to improve their resource efficiency.

The program is aimed at small to medium-sized Tasmanian businesses with less than 200 full time equivalent employees. The program will be delivered in the North and North-West of Tasmania, with up to 18 eligible businesses selected to participate in a facilitated action learning program.

A series of free introductory seminars were held in May, June and August 2018. The next steps will be to conduct business waste audits later this year, and hold workshops and mentored implementation of improvements in 2019.

What is action learning?

Action learning is ‘learning by doing’. The process brings together a group of people to focus on a particular project. The process of action learning encourages participants to challenge the way they do things in their workplace and to do things differently. It is a practical alternative to the more traditional methods of learning through things like lectures and reading.

What are the outcomes?

Each business will receive a comprehensive waste audit, to identify opportunities for increased resource efficiency, and assistance with project scoping for the forthcoming action learning program.

More information

The Business Resource Efficiency Program (BREP) is a partnership between the Tasmanian Government and Business Action Learning Tasmania and is funded by the Tasmanian Government. It is a key action of Climate Action 21: Tasmania’s Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021.

For more information visit the Business Action Learning website.