- $181,000 in grants now available for community waste education projects
- Program aims to educate the community on reducing, reusing and recycling waste
- A total of $7.5 million in grants distributed to reduce waste since 2017
Western Australian community groups are encouraged to apply for a share in $181,000 for projects that educate others to reduce, reuse and recycle.
The WasteSorted Community Education Grants Program is now open to community organisations, local governments, charitable recycling groups, businesses, peak industry bodies as well as research and educational institutions.
Grants up to $25,000 are available per project.
Past recipients have used the funding to establish a communal shed to share useful items, create waste education materials suitable for those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and deliver waste awareness workshops.
The State Government has provided more than $7.5 million to reduce waste through the WasteSorted Community Education and Infrastructure grants since 2017.
For more information, visit www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au/programs/view/wsg
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:
"I urge community groups, businesses and local governments to take advantage of this funding opportunity to tackle waste and improve recycling.
"These grants provide an opportunity for community-driven initiatives to encourage Western Australians to change their behaviour to reduce waste.
"We need to educate the next generation on waste and together strive to make landfill the last resort. I look forward to seeing innovative ideas to promote the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling."