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Environmental projects given a boost

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 10:00 a.m.

Groups behind projects that reduce, reuse or recycle can now apply for a financial boost. The annual $50,000 fund is administered by the Regional Council and any group with a project that that promotes and progresses the Regional Waste and Resource Efficiency Strategy goals can apply.

Now in its third year, the Waste Resources Advisory Group (WRAG) fund is intended to support several projects annually that offer new, innovative or collaborative ways to manage or reduce waste and benefit communities in the Bay of Plenty. A project will be more likely to receive funding if other co-funding sources are established.

Senior Project Implementation Officer Reece Irving says there are a heap of clever waste minimisation ideas being actioned right across the Bay.

“Too many recyclable or reusable goods are going into our landfills. This fund aims to give groups who are turning these statistics around a boost”, he says.

For more information or to apply visit www.boprc.govt.nz/WRAG or phone 0800 884 880. Applications close Friday 1 July.  

WRAG fund recipient Good Neighbour, Food Rescue Co-ordinator John Paine