THE popular Bedfordale Bush Market has received a welcome financial boost as they continue to fight against waste.
The market’s organising group Bedfordale Connect received funding of $9666 from the State Government’s Community Grants Scheme to go towards their Towards a Waste Free Future program.
The program aims to reduce waste and promote recycling at the event through the introduction of a recycling hub, washing up station, reusable bags, workshops and children’s waste education activities.
Bedfordale Connect’s Katherine Jolley said they had aimed to educate visitors about the importance of recycling since the market’s inception in 2015.
“We believe in educating the next generation to encourage them to be aware of the carbon footprints, baby steps is all it takes to create change,” she said.
“We are extremely excited and honoured to receive this grant and this will kick start the recycling tent initiative to encourage people to bring the more difficult items to recycle like coffee pods, beauty products and plastic bags, which are sent to terracycle facilities.
“We believe that getting the waste free message out is very important in the community and with simple change people can help reduce there own amount of wasted created in homes.”
It is the second grant for the organisation recently, having received $17,000 from the Building Stronger Communities scheme for a new patio at the Bedfordale Hall.
The next Bedfordale Bush Market is on August 25.
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