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Last call for young re-inventors

Published on Friday 31 August, 2018

If you’re under 18 and passionate about the environment then don’t miss this chance to re-invent rubbish into something that saves water or helps keep our waterways clean.

Based on a ‘water’ theme, the City of Gosnells’ Switch your thinking program is hosting the annual Young Re-inventor of the Year competition, to inspire young people to think creatively about waste and possibly win a share of $3,000 in prizes.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst urged young people – school students, early learning centres, community groups and individuals – to get involved and start thinking differently about waste.

“It’s great that many of us are starting to consider the real impact of our waste, but we have to find more ways to not only reduce but re-use a variety of materials,” he said.

“Young people are so creative and have unique ways of tackling problems. I’m really interested to see what ‘inventions’ this year’s competition will produce.”

Entry is free and submissions close on Monday 22 October.

The Young Re-inventor of the Year competition is funded by the State Government through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account, and administered by the Waste Authority.

To find out more, call the City on 9397 3000 or visit www.switchyourthinking.com.