The Western Australian Government has allocated $1.17 million in waste management grants, following independant panel assessments from the latest Community and Industry Engagement (CIE) program application round.
According to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson, CIE aims to support organisations that promote better waste management operations, behaviours, practices and awareness.
“I’m encouraged by the high level of interest in the CIE program and its objectives to improve the way we manage our waste,” Mr Dawson said.
“The community shift to treat waste as a resource shows that we are well on our way to getting our waste sorted.”
Mr Dawson said awarded projects focus on recovering materials identified in the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 including plastics, construction and demolition waste and food organics and garden organics waste.
“In line with the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 released earlier this year, the state government is clear that it wants at least 75 per cent of waste generated to be reused or recycled by 2030,” Mr Dawson said.
“This program is just one way we can support industry and the community and bring some of the best projects to life.”