Wanneroo and Butler schools share in waste reduction and recycling grants

Wanneroo and Butler schools share in waste reduction and recycling grants

A WANNEROO school is one of 13 in WA sharing in $37,000 in grants for waste reduction and recycling projects.

St Anthony’s School will receive $1754 to establish worm farms and compost binds as part of the State Government’s Waste Wise Schools program.

They will also plant a vegetable garden using the worm leachate and compost.

There are 338 schools accredited with the program and nearly 160,000 students involved.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said it educates the community’s current and future waste generators and recyclers.

“The program helps schools set up projects and provides resources aimed at changing attitudes and behaviours to achieve sustainable waste management,” he said.

“It also increases students’ awareness and education on the benefits of waste avoidance, reuse and recycling.”

Butler College will receive $1991 to set up the school’s specialist department’s waste wise gardens, worm farming and composting.

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