Lift for mar­ket

THE Bed­fordale Bush Mar­ket has re­ceived a wel­come boost in its fight against un­nec­es­sary waste.

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THE pop­u­lar Bed­fordale Bush Mar­ket has re­ceived a wel­come fi­nan­cial boost as it con­tin­ues to fight against waste.

The mar­ket’s or­gan­is­ing group Bed­fordale Con­nect re­ceived fund­ing of $9666 from the State Gov­ern­ment’s com­mu­nity grants scheme for its To­wards a Waste Free Fu­ture pro­gram.

The pro­gram aims to re­duce waste and pro­mote re­cy­cling at the event through the in­tro­duc­tion of a re­cy­cling hub, wash­ing up sta­tion, reusable bags, work­shops and chil­dren’s waste ed­u­ca­tion ac­tiv­i­ties.

Bed­fordale Con­nect’s Kather­ine Jol­ley said they had aimed to ed­u­cate vis­i­tors about the im­por­tance of re­cy­cling since the mar­ket’s in­cep­tion in 2015.

“We be­lieve in ed­u­cat­ing the next gen­er­a­tion to en­cour­age them to be aware of the car­bon foot­prints,” she said.

“Baby steps is all takes to cre­ate change.

“We are ex­tremely ex­cited and hon­oured to re­ceive this grant and this will kick-start the re­cy­cling tent ini­tia­tive to en­cour­age peo­ple to bring the more dif­fi­cult items to re­cy­cle, like cof­fee pods, beauty prod­ucts and plas­tic bags, which are sent to ter­ra­cy­cle fa­cil­i­ties.

“We be­lieve that getting the waste free mes­sage out is very im­por­tant in the com­mu­nity and with sim­ple change, peo­ple can help re­duce their own amount of wasted cre­ated in homes.”

It is the sec­ond grant for the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

It re­cently re­ceived $17,000 from the Build­ing Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties scheme for a new pa­tio at the Bed­fordale Hall.

The next Bed­fordale Bush Mar­ket is on Au­gust 25. Visit www.face­book. com/pg/bed­fordale­mar­kets.

Picture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d485538

From left: Liz Sacco with Meadow Sacco (3), Kather­ine Jol­ley with Aleisha Jol­ley (8) and Misty For­rest with Neekeisha For­rest (3).

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