EPA’s Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP) team seeks to assist businesses to realise both the financial and environmental benefits of resource efficiency. Part of this is by providing resource efficiency training, best-practice guides, case studies and other capacity building opportunities.
Participating businesses should contact the EREP team to discuss how to get the most value out of preparing an EREP for their site.
The EREP toolkit is a practical manual to assist businesses become more financially and environmentally sustainable through improved resource use.
Case studies, guidance and references in the five modules of the EREP toolkit are designed to support businesses in EREP, but can also be used by any business aiming to improve resource efficiency.
How to prepare an EREP
A number of workshops slides are available which outline how to conduct a site assessment and identify opportunities to improve resource efficiency. These may be useful to businesses that are putting together a interdisciplinary team to develop their EREP.
The workshop presentations are available to download either as a complete file (PDF 6.9MB) or as individual sections.
Further information on what to include in an EREP is available in the EREP program guidelines (publication 1198.1).
Submitting an annual report
EREP plans and annual reports are submitted via EPA’s online system. Preparing and submitting an annual report presentation (PDF 3.2MB) gives an overview of how to navigate through the reporting module – from creation of a report through to submission.
Waste management training
A waste management workshop, delivered by Sustainable Learning Australasia aimed to help EREP participants to improve their waste management knowledge. The presentations from this workshop are available below.