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WasteSorted sorts recycling grants for Boddington’s own Reduce Reuse Recycle program

Jacob Morgan-de LaineNarrogin Observer
Boddington RRR at the Boddington medieval fair
Camera IconBoddington RRR at the Boddington medieval fair Credit: Supplied

Boddington Reduce Reuse Recycle has received $3000 in grant money to educate the community on how to reduce waste.

The funding is part of the State Government WasteSorted Community Education Grants program.

The grants went to community organisations that promote reducing, reusing and recycling, and changing daily habits through education.

Boddington RRR’s project will provide at least 15 waste talks and visits to organisations, groups, and events in 2023, with an average of 30 people per talk.

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Key themes include how to avoid and recover waste and protect the environment.

Eugene Smalberger president and founder of Boddington RRR said the program is about educating the community and showing them where their waste goes.

“We started a community recycling plant where we recycle things that usually go to the landfill,” she said.

“We found a lot of the things we had come in we had no way of recycling.

“So we started educating the community on what things like single-use means, what products to avoid, what alternatives to use and where they can send products that we can’t recycle.”

Ms Smalberger said they were also teaching the community about the concept of resource recovery.

“Yes, you can put paper and cardboard into the compost but you then need to cut down a new tress to make more,” she said.

There was more than $150,000 in grants shared between community organisations in this round of the WasteSorted program with $7.5 million in grants delivered since 2017.

Environment Minister Reece Whitby said he congratulated all the grant recipients for their commitment to promoting the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.

“We each have a role to play in creating a low-waste, sustainable State. Small changes at an individual level combine to make a big impact and we can only be successful together,” he said.

“These grants are a great example of the community inspiring and educating the next generation on waste and making a positive difference for our environment.”

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