Local schools to benefit from funding for sustainable waste projects

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25 Western Australian primary and high schools will share in $60,000 to be used on a range of sustainable waste projects. 

Falling under the State Government's Waste Wise School program, the projects eligible for funding include education materials to encourage waste free lunches, composts, worm farms, recycling bins and a community recycling hub.

Comet Bay Primary School will receive $1,886 to upgrade the current chicken coop and purchase new recycling bins.

Halls Head Primary School will get $1,741 to make beeswax food wraps to promote waste free lunches, introducing reusable silicone pouches and reusable lunch wallets.

Safety Bay Primary School will benefit from $2,200 to replace the school's old worm farms with worm farm bins. 

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said we all know that young people can lead the way in caring for our environment.

"The Waste Wise Schools program teaches kids about good waste disposal practices that they can introduce to their own families at home," he said. 

"We all have an important role to play in reducing waste and to think about landfill as being the last resort."

Applications for the next Waste Wise School grant funding round can be made until Tuesday November 10, 2020.

 

 

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