Schools get Waste Wise


Nine Western Australian schools will share in nearly $30,000 for projects to reduce waste disposed to landfill.

The latest round of Waste Wise Schools grants will fund a range of projects including waste sorting stations, community gardens, and composting and worm farms.

Marmion Primary School will receive $8800 to install monster-themed waste sorting stations and Bull Creek Primary School has been granted $6291 to set up a portable kitchen to promote food waste reduction.

Regional schools, Albany Primary School, Manjimup Primary School and Spencer Park Primary School, have also received grants under the program.

Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said the Waste Wise Schools program has a long tradition of helping to develop positive environmental values in students and school communities throughout Western Australia.

“This program helps to reduce the amount of waste disposed to landfill and educate the whole school community about sustainable waste practices,” she said.

Waste Wise Schools has been running since 2010, helping teach the more than 198,000 students attending 281 accredited Waste Wise Schools across WA about the importance of waste reduction.

The program, will be rebranded as WasteSorted Schools from 2022, before the next funding round in February 2022.

Applications for the new grant round will open on February 1, 2022 and close on March 15, 2022.

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