Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly and Environment Minister Stephen Dawson have announced the launch of the new WasteSorted E-waste Grants program which will be funded by the New Industries Fund (NIF).
Minister for Water; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science; Youth David Kelly visited our reuse facility in Canning Vale to announce new research and development grants to help reduce e-waste.
WasteSorted Grants will provide funding up to $900,000 for:
- Stream 1: Innovative processes (up to $200,000 per project)
- Stream 2: Collection (maximum $80,000, up to $40,000 per project, per annum for two years)
Stream 1 aims to support:
- the growth of the recycling industry, technologies and jobs to address the growing local need to reduce the amount of e-waste going to landfill
- the recovery of more value and resources from e-waste and the protection of the environment by responsible e-waste management.
Stream 2 aims to:
- increase the volume of e-waste being recycled in Western Australia, which will support job creation in the recycling industry.
Grants of up to $200,000 are available to support businesses and partnerships to fund research and development of innovative processes to recycle and reuse the e-waste; and up to $80,000 is available for organisations, including Local Governments, to support an increase in the volume of e-waste collected for recycling.
In addition to the WasteSorted E-Waste Grants, the Waste Authority business plan includes $150,000 for e-waste research to further increase WA e-waste recycling rates.
Applications for WasteSorted E-Waste Grants close at 12:00pm on Monday, 16 November. To see the full media release, click here.
If you are a council looking to apply, please watch our webinar below or download our director’s presentation.
We are very excited about the increase in e-waste recycling awareness and collection here in WA!