Waste reduction workshops

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph

Port Hedland residents have been thrown an opportunity to improve the State’s waste and recycling performance, with a series of regional workshops.

The town will feature in one of eight workshops held across WA for residents to have their say on waste management.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said he encouraged community members, industry and local governments to participate in the workshops.

“Reducing the amount of waste disposed of to landfill can generate significant economic opportunities for the Western Australian community,” he said. “For every 10,000 tonnes of waste recycled, 9.2 full-time-equivalent jobs are created compared to only 2.8 jobs when waste is landfilled.

“We want to engage widely with the community, industry and local governments to help make Western Australia a sustainable low-waste society which values and protects people’s health and the environment.”

The workshops will kick off in Perth on February 1, then be held in Albany, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Port Hedland and Geraldton to improve waste and recycling performance.

A workshop will take place at South Hedland’s Wanangkura Stadium on February 12, at 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

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