By Sarah Klein
The Manitoba government is funding 14 projects aimed to reduce waste, including a project to provide bicycle repair workshops for youth and low-income individuals.
The $175,000 funding announcement was made Monday as part of the start of Waste Reduction Week and comes from the Provincial Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention (WRAPP) Fund.
“These workshops will not only teach valuable bike repair skills, but will also encourage respect for our environment by promoting alternative transportation options and encouraging people to repair and reuse items,” said Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh. “The volunteers at the Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub are really making a difference in our community by sharing their experience with others and encouraging a more sustainable future.”
The projects include one dedicated to composting for apartment residents in West Broadway, expansion of the recycling facility at Peguis First Nation and others (DOC).
Waste Reduction Week runs October 15-21 across Canada.