- Recognition for innovative waste reduction and recycling initiatives
Western Australians working to reduce waste and promote re-use and recycling are encouraged to enter this year's Infinity Awards.
Nominations for the McGowan Labor Government's Infinity Awards - recognising those who demonstrate a commitment to innovatively deal with waste across the State - are now open.
Last year's winners included Bristile Roofing for providing source separation at construction sites - reclaiming roofing tile offcuts for recycling and re-use - and Perth Zoo for converting animal waste into compost.
Emmanuel Catholic College teacher Kylie Kingdon was named 2016 Waste Champion for introducing initiatives to recycle 90 per cent of the school's soft drink cans and use canteen food scraps to nourish worm farms.
Individuals, businesses, local governments, schools, community organisations and State Government agencies have until 5pm on June 23, 2017 to nominate for an Infinity Award.
The Infinity Awards will be announced on September 14, 2017 at the Waste and Recycling Conference.
For more information, or to nominate for an award, visit http://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au/programs/cie/infinity-awards
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:
"The Infinity Awards have been recognising the champions of waste reduction and recycling in this State since 2010.
"Huge advancements have been made in waste management in WA and the McGowan Labor Government will continue to recognise that work in 2017.
"Anyone who has implemented innovative or creative waste management projects or improved their waste management practices should put their hand up and nominate for these awards."
Minister's office - 6552 5800