Waste Education Program

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As an incorporated Joint Venture with Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal partnering entities, NWA has created a shared vision supported by a shared set of values.

Waste Education Program

 The NWA provide educational waste sessions to the local primary schools through out the Pilbara. Our program covers a range of topics including: 

  • What is waste and why is it a problem?
  • How can everyone minimise their waste?
  • The 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
  • Where do recyclable materials go?
  • What are the impacts of littering?
  • How does recycling help the earth?
  • What are the negative impacts of throwing waste into landfill?

The sessions go through several activities with the students including a presentation explaining the 3 R’s, ‘A Waste Audit’ Video – a primary school demonstrates what happens to waste, what they can do to reduce their waste in their lunchboxes, students then participate in and conduct their own school waste audit – and several waste related games.

NWA provide these sessions free of charge to schools, as part of our initiative to give back to the communities in the Pilbara where we operate including Newman, Port Hedland and Karratha.

Keeping Country Clean

The NWA participates in helping communities clean up Country once a year throughout the Pilbara. We work in partnership with local communities to help them collect and dispose of waste. 

This includes working side by side on a volunteering basis with Ranger programs to pick up rubbish that may be damaging to heritage sites.

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