The WasteSorted Grant e-waste 2020–21 is a new round of WasteSorted grants, focusing on e-waste.
Up to $900,000 in total is available.
The grant is a State Government initiative funded by the New Industries Fund (NIF) and administered by the department in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER). The NIF is a $16.7 million investment over four years to support and accelerate new and emerging businesses.
As reliance on technology increases, e-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams. The global volume of e-waste has grown by 21per cent over the past five years, and in 2019 the UN estimated up to $80 billion worth of gold, silver, copper, palladium and other high value materials were discarded annually as e-waste worldwide (The Global E-waste Monitor 2020)
This round will focus on e-waste and will provide funding for:
Stream 1: Innovative Processes - (up to $200,000 per project)
Stream 2: Collection - maximum $80,000 (up to $40,000 per project, per annum for two years).
The objectives of the e-waste round are aligned with the priorities of both the NIF and the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.
The objectives of Stream 1 are to support:
The objective of Stream 2 is:
Please visit the WasteSorted Grant e-waste 2020-21 website for application details. The website includes detailed information on the program guidelines which include application eligibility criteria, assessment criteria and the application form.
Applications close on Monday 16 November at 12noon AWST.
For more information visit www.newindustries.wa.gov.au