Innovative waste reduction project? Apply here

Meat companies developing initiatives that increase the reuse, recycling or recovery of waste material are among the organisations being invited to apply to the Waste Minimisation Fund.

“This is a chance for organisations with an innovative project to apply for support from the government to give their project a head start,” Environment Minister Amy Adams says.

Since the first funding round opened in 2009, the fund has awarded about $20 million to more than 60 projects.

To receive funding, projects need to increase resource efficiency or reduce the amount of waste sent to New Zealand’s landfills. The current round is open until 19 June.

Money for the WMF comes from the waste levy charged on material disposed of at New Zealand landfills.

For more information about applying for the fund, click here.

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