New Organics Infrastructure Grants Now Open for NSW
Author: Ryan Collins
Applications are now open for Round 5 of the NSW EPA's Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) grants. The grants provide up to $3 million to councils, waste companies and not-for-profits for infrastructure to reuse or recycle source separated food and garden waste that would otherwise go to landfill. Funding is also available for infrastructure that will improve product quality.
Applications are invited across three streams:
- Stream 1 Organics Processing Infrastructure – grants of up to $3 million to increase the capacity to process source separated organics from households and businesses
- Stream 3 Food Donation Infrastructure– grants of up to $500,000 for fridges, freezers, van and other equipment to enable food relief agencies to rescue more surplus food for redistribution s to people in need
- Stream 4 Product Quality - grants of up to $500,000 for equipment to improve the quality of recycled organic product.
Applications are open until Thursday, 10 August 2017.
Ryan is the Recycling Programs Manager at Planet Ark. After nearly a decade working in the banking and finance industry Ryan was drawn to a career in environmental conservation that saw him work in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji. With a background in psychology and environmental management, Ryan’s role at Planet Ark since 2012 has been focused on developing engaging and positive environmental behaviour change programs to help everyone recycle and reduce waste.