Northern Ireland environment minister Edwin Poots has announced the recipients of funding totalling £240,000 for efficient and innovative waste management projects.
The Rethink Waste Fund, announced in September, made grants available to seven organisations who have developed projects which will boost waste prevention, reuse and recycling. These include projects that reduce energy consumption and use alternative raw materials, such as recycled products, as well as minimise waste.
Poots said: “I have seen at first hand and am genuinely impressed with the often pioneering and highly effective work of the community and voluntary sector in seeking to find ways to minimise waste and boost reuse and recycling across Northern Ireland.”
The funds are being administered by the Department of Environment with the support WRAP. The seven recipients are: Arena Network; Bryson House and Tidy Northern Ireland; Council for the Homeless and Fareshare; Cloughmills Community Action Team; East Belfast Mission; International Synergies Limited; and Voluntary Services Lisburn.