Grants help schools to become wise on waste

  • More than $37,000 in grants for Waste Wise Schools across Western Australia
  • Applications now open for next round of Waste Wise School grants
  • Nine Western Australian schools will share more than $37,000 for projects to reduce waste disposed to landfill.

    Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson today announced recipients of the latest Waste Wise Schools grants.

    The grants will be used for a range of projects including new recycling and waste sorting systems in classrooms, promoting waste-free lunches and reducing food waste by building chicken pens and compost systems.

    The Waste Wise School program is funded by the McGowan Government through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account, administered by the Waste Authority. To date, more than 197,000 students attend the 235 accredited Waste Wise Schools across WA.

    The program delivers educational resources and provides support to help schools to avoid generating waste and to encourage diverting waste from landfill.

    Applications for the next Waste Wise School grant funding round are now open. For more information on the Waste Wise School program or to become accredited, please visit https://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au/wws

    As stated by Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:

    “The Waste Wise Schools program helps to develop positive environmental values in students and school communities throughout Western Australia.

    “This program supports meaningful, hands-on activities for students that help to reduce the amount of waste disposed to landfill and educate the whole school community about sustainable waste practices.

    “Students bring the lessons and skills they learn through the Waste Wise Schools program home to their own families – creating change in our communities and empowering our young people to drive improvements in waste management behaviours.”

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