Recipients of $1m WA e-Waste Grants Program announced


Monday, 08 February, 2021

Recipients of $1m WA e-Waste Grants Program announced

Around $1 million worth of grants have been allocated to nine initiatives that, when fully implemented, will divert approximately 1000 tonnes of e-waste annually from landfill in Western Australia. E-waste includes any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. E-waste continues to be one of the fastest-growing waste streams in Australia.

Curtin University, CSIRO and Epichem will receive $600,000 in funding to research and develop programs that support new and innovative solutions to process collected e-waste and reduce the amount ending up in landfill.

A further $400,000 was allocated to Total Green Recycling, Marlpa Waste Logistics, Shire of East Pilbara, City of Rockingham, Western Australian Local Government Association and the City of Bunbury to facilitate an increase in the volume and range of e-waste collected for recycling.

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