Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Medical Research; Volunteering

    Grants now open to get Waste Sorted in our schools

    2/02/2021 12:00 PM
    • Waste Wise Schools funding round now open across Western Australia
    • Schools can apply to avoid waste and become more sustainable 

    The next round of Waste Wise Schools grant funding is now open for applications.


    The Waste Wise Schools program - funded by the McGowan Government through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account - is administered by the Waste Authority.


    More than 120,000 students attended the 214 accredited Waste Wise Schools across Western Australia in 2019-20.


    The program delivers educational resources and provides support for schools to improve recycling, avoid waste and recover value from waste that would otherwise go to landfill.


    Applications for the next Waste Wise School grant funding round can be made between today (February 2) and 12pm on March 9, 2021.


    For more information on the Waste Wise School program or to become accredited, visit http://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "The Waste Wise Schools program plays a significant role in the McGowan Government's commitment to reaching its target of recovering 75 per cent of waste across the State by 2030.


    "By teaching children the importance of waste avoidance, recycling and sustainability in schools, we can create a generation for which good environmental practices will be automatic and simply a part of their everyday lives.


    "I encourage schools to apply for this next round of funding received funding, to make a commitment to recycling and recovery, and to do their part in protecting Western Australia's unique environment."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800