$1.5M in waste reduction grants available across WA

$1.5M in waste reduction grants available across WA

The Western Australian Government is calling for applications for infrastructure based projects that can deliver better waste management practices, as well as education projects that can improve waste reduction awareness.

More than $1.5 million in community and business based grants are available, as part of the state government’s commitment to reducing waste across Western Australia.

“Getting our waste sorted is important for the Western Australian Government, and we have already made progress with initiatives such as the ban on lightweight single-use plastic bags and the container deposit scheme,” Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said.

“I encourage organisations to apply for funding for projects that tackle issues such as reducing waste generation, diverting waste from landfill and improving community and industry education.”

WasteSorted Grants of up to $250,000 are available to support investment in local recycling infrastructure, with up to $50,000 available for educational programs.

“The grants are available to businesses, charitable recycling organisations, local governments, regional councils, peak industry bodies, not-for-profit organisations and research and educational institutions,” Dawson said.

He added that the WasteSorted 2020-21 program replaces the Community and Industry Engagement program, which since 2017 has invested $4.5 million in Western Australian programs.

“The WasteSorted Grants provide an opportunity to support projects that address the state government’s waste management priorities to help Western Australia become a more sustainable low waste community, create local jobs and help get the economy back on track,” Dawson said.

Applications close 14 September.

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