Western Australia Minister for Environment Donna Faragher
Purpose-Built Vehicle Drives Zero Waste Message To The Goldfields
Victor P Taffa
The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group (KBULG) has unveiled a new weapon to help deliver the ‘Reduce-Reuse-Recycle’ message to remote communities throughout the Goldfields.
The purpose-built educational van, equipped with interactive displays such as a worm farm and composting exhibit, an LCD monitor and information materials, was officially launched by Environment Minister Donna Faragher during a visit to Kalgoorlie-Boulder today.
“This van is part of KBULG’s ‘Bash the Trash’ program, which is a broader waste management initiative that aims to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling while educating, engaging and encouraging locals to take action towards waste reduction in the community,” Mrs Faragher said.
The Minister acknowledged the group’s ongoing dedication in the region to helping spread the recycling message to surrounding and remote communities.
“The team at KBULG has again taken environmental education to a new level in order to encourage residents, businesses and schools to adopt and implement positive waste management practices.” Mrs. Faragher said.
“I thank the team for its dedication and enthusiasm over the years.”
The Project was funded by a $20,000 State Government grant delivered through the Waste Authority.
KBULG Co-Ordinator David Gleeson said he was pleased to receive the funding.
“The money has helped us provide a fantastic resource for our region to showcase the ‘Reduce-Reuse-Recycle’ message with the ultimate goal of reducing the amount of waste going to our local landfill.” Mr. Gleeson said.
“The ‘Bash the Trash’ Project is extremely interactive, innovative and fun and is a great way to educate the community about the waste cycle and the benefits of recycling.”