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Business Resource Efficiency Program

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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.

How do I get involved?

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. Businesses in all regions are encouraged to apply.

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

Free introductory seminars

Seminar One: Clean, Green and Lean: sustainability and profitability

This seminar will explore opportunities for the application of Lean principles to achieve sustainability outcomes and increase profitability.

Launceston – Wednesday 23 May

Burnie – Thursday 24 May

Seminar Two – Circular economies: turning waste into profit

This seminar will explore the benefits of circular economies, how they work, and seek to identify opportunities in the region.

Launceston – Wednesday 30 May

Burnie – Thursday 31 May

Seminar Three: Raw materials to end consumer: optimising local supply chains

This seminar will demonstrate how collaboration can identify hidden waste in the interface between suppliers and customers.

Burnie – Tuesday 12 June

Launceston – Wednesday 13 June

Seminar Four: FOGO for business: composting industrial waste

This seminar will showcase opportunities for diverting food and garden organic waste from a range of industries.

Launceston – Wednesday 20 June

Burnie – Thursday 21 June

You are welcome to attend all four seminars or choose the most relevant to your business.

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, and to register for the seminars, visit the Business Action Learning website.