Reducing plastic, eliminating food waste and repurposing hearing aids to those in need are some of the innovations to come from a circular economy grants round.
Almost $200,000 has been awarded to seven Northern Tasmanian businesses to support their move from a “take it, make it, break it, bin it, bury it” lifecycle to one that reuses, repairs, repurposes and recycles. Recipients include Stillwater, Brady’s Lookout Cider, The Udderway, Tamar Hearing, Envorinex,
Isaac Williams Design Objects and City Mission:
- Stillwater is turning food waste into compost
- City Mission is expanding its FOGO business
- Envorinex is recycling plastics
- The Udderway has designed a unique milk keg for cafes
- Tamar Hearing is repurposing hearing aids
- Brady’s Lookout Cider is using wood waste to make biochar to filter water
- Isaac Williams is turning timber pallets into functional and artistic furniture
In collaboration with the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group, a media launch event was held for the grant recipients at Brady’s Lookout Cider June 28, 2021.