More than $1 million will be shared between 16 WA organisations to develop waste management projects that boost recycling and improve waste management practices.
The Waste Authority’s Community and Industry Engagement program will fund 17 new projects across WA.
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The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council secured more than $130,000 to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of food waste collections from multi-unit dwellings following its recent trial of a food organics/garden organics collection system in the City of Melville.
Boomerang Alliance received $100,000 to implement an environmental engagement program to work with community groups and local businesses to reduce or eliminate problem plastics.
REminda Perth Inc. received more than $125,000 to create two community-based, self-sustaining, plastic recycling hubs designed to reuse domestic plastic waste and create a range of items including toys, containers and art.
The program is designed to support organisations that encourage better waste behaviours and community awareness and is administered by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.
WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the program’s main aim is to support projects that contribute to achieving the state government’s targets of diverting 65 per cent of metropolitan municipal solid waste from landfill by 2020.
“Funding under the CIE program helps successful applicants reduce the volume of waste sent to landfill,” he said.
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