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26 JUNE 2020
Issue 13

In this issue:

Plastic Free Book
Plastic Free July have announced release of their book, just in time for Plastic Free July!
Their book Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters will be published on Wednesday, 1 July. The book tells the story of the changes people have made in their own lives, communities and businesses and how the impact of small changes can grow and make a difference.

If you would like to know more about Plastic Free July, please visit their website.
Tidy Towns are Go!
Keep Australia Beautiful Western Australia has restarted the Tidy Towns Communities Awards for 2020.
The Awards were postponed due to the impacts of COVID-19 but as a result of the success of control measures, and the low number of cases in regional WA, the awards will now go ahead with communities invited to enter the awards from Friday, 12 June.

The Awards encompass initiatives as diverse as litter prevention, environmental education, preserving heritage, community action and youth leadership. There are seven categories. 
Read the criteria here and the types of projects communities submit to the Awards here.  
Entries are due by Monday,  7 September. The Awards ceremony will be held at Optus Stadium on Friday, 27 November.

For more information and to enter visit the Keep Australia Beautiful Website.
HHW TCDs are Back!
The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program has begun rescheduling the Temporary Collection Days for 2020, starting off with the City of Fremantle 1 August!
The HHW TCDs are set to return within the next coming months, after being postponed in early April. Four of the remaining 10 TCD’s have already been rescheduled, with the City of Fremantle kicking us off on Saturday, 1 August. Followed by the Shire of Murray on Saturday, 8 August and Shire’s of Wagin and Williams on Saturday, 15 August.
If you would like to know where the TCDs are being held, please visit the WasteNet website.

For more information on the TCD events please email MWAC Project Coordinator, Tazra Hawkins or phone 9213 2062
Reduce Litter 2020
On World Environment Day, Environment Minister Dawson released funding as part of the 2020 Community Litter Grants program.
If you have a litter problem, or a litter reduction idea that needs assistance to come to fruition, you can apply through the Keep Australia Beautiful Community Litter Grants. Litter management at events and festivals, as well as community engagement projects are also eligible.
Grants of up to $5000 for local projects and $10,000 for regional projects are available. Local Governments are eligible for this funding.  Applications are due by 10:00am, Friday, 24 July.

For more information, visit Keep Australia Beautiful Website.
Final Submission Waste Reform and Levy Review
Reminder, this is your last chance to comment on the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) Waste Reform paper: Closing the Loop and the Review of the Waste Levy.
DWER's two papers: Closing the loop: Waste reforms for a circular economy - consultation paper and Review of the waste levy - consultation paper papers relate to the implementation of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 (Waste Strategy 2030) and explore options to improve Western Australia's waste performance.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, 15 July. The WALGA Submission on both documents will be available from the WasteNet Website.
For more information on the submissions, visit DWER's website.
Did you know there is a Municipal Waste Advisory Council?
The Municipal Waste Advisory Council (MWAC) is a standing committee of WALGA with delegated authority on municipal waste issues. MWAC's membership includes the major Regional Councils (waste management), making MWAC a unique forum through which all the major Local Government waste management organisations cooperate.

MWAC members are:
Waste is the Word
Want to share your waste management successes, promote a new project, have a key question answered or collaborate with other Local Governments? We want to include your waste management issues in this newsletter.

Please submit your content to the WALGA Waste Team.
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