Education projects to improve domestic recycling and reduce waste are among winners of Western Australia Government grants totalling $128,000 .
Seventeen WA community groups will receive awards under the first round of Community Grants Scheme funding for 2016 for projects to cut waste, improve recycling and provide public education on waste reduction.
The scheme is administered by the Waste Authority to support projects that divert waste from landfill and for use as a resource. Since 2004, it has awarded about $1.35 million to 144 community groups to support small-scale community projects that improve the management of waste in the state. The most recent successful projects include an online domestic waste reduction program, increasing plastic recycling stations, community waste management workshops, and recycling green waste at regional community gardens.
Announcing the latest round of grants, WA Environment Minister Albert Jacob said supporting community-focused projects was important in helping achieve the WA Government’s Waste Strategy target of diverting 65 per cent of metropolitan waste from landfill by 2020.
More information on the Community Grants Scheme and how to apply is on the Waste Authority website.