More than $150K awarded in WasteSorted education grants

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Eleven Western Australian businesses, local governments and community groups will share in more than $150,000 in WasteSorted Community Education Grants.

The grants will go towards educational workshops and events, as well as creating recycling guides and books for children. The projects promote reducing, reusing and recycling, and changing daily habits.

Among the recipients is the Australian Association for Environmental Education WA Chapter Inc, which has received $25,000 towards its Waste Picture Book for Early Years STEM Focus project; Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, which has received $19,908 for its SJ Plastic Free Living Community Education Program 2023; and Dalyellup Collective Inc, with $19,700 for its South West Greener Events Wash Trailer.

Green Skills Inc. will put its $17,400 grant towards a range of community education programs and workshops, while City of Gosnells will benefit from $15,113 for targeted engagement around contamination in comingled recycling.

Other grants include $13,970 to Adventure Kids Entertainment, $13,035 to City of Joondalup, $12,150 to Good Sammy Enterprises, $7869 to Victoria Park Community Centre, $3235 to City of Busselton, and $3000 to Boddington RRR Inc.

Environment Minister Reece Whitby said the grants were a great example of the community inspiring and educating the next generation.

“We each have a role to play in creating a low-waste, sustainable state,” he said.

“Small changes at an individual level combine to make a big impact, and we can only be successful together.”

The Western Australian Government has provided more than $7.5 million in grants since 2017 for projects which improve the recovery and reuse of materials including plastics, construction and demolition waste, textiles as well as food organics and garden organics.

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