The government of Manitoba will contribute more than $12,000 to the Natural Resources Institute to develop a waste management system at the Manitoba Metis Federation offices in Winnipeg.
The project is funded through the Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention (WRAPP) Fund and is intended to reduce, divert and prevent waste and pollution. It is part of a larger environmental management system at the MMF, which houses more than 200 employees. The grant is one of five approved in the last funding round.
An environmental advisory committee will develop a waste policy for the office such as a composting program and a paper and disposable dish reduction awareness campaign. Staff will be asked to identify waste reduction priorities, an environmental and waste audit will be conducted and recommendations will be presented. Once a system is established, MMF employees will be surveyed to help evaluate the level of improvement in waste management.
Almost 180 projects worth more than $3 million have been supported through the WRAPP Fund since its creation in 1990. For more information, go to www.susdev.mb.ca.