Farmers market awarded funds for waste management education

The Northam Farmers Market has been given a grant of more than $13,000 towards waste management in the Wheatbelt. 

The funding was given in the first round of the Community Grants Sceme by the state government, which has seen 26 community groups receive money for projects to reduce waste, improve recycling and provide community education.  

The farmers markets will use the grant to fund their Reduce Plastic Use – It’s all in the bag program to put on workshops at the markets to create discussion on the effects of single-use plastic and food waste on the environment, making beeswax wraps and composting and worm farming demonstrations. 

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the grant winners are great examples of committed community groups seeking to reduce waste, boost recycling and protect the environment.

“Initiatives like these help increase awareness and education around our understanding of the benefits of waste avoidance, reuse and recycling,” he said.

“I commend these groups for their efforts and look forward to the outcomes of these innovative and engaging projects.”