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Waste & Recycling May 22, 2023 02:05:09 AM

NextCycle Washington Provides More Than $400K in Grants to Projects that Expand Region’s Circular Economy

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Participants in NextCycle Washington can be entrepreneurs or start-ups, small businesses, established corporations, community-based organizations, non-profits, or a collaboration of entities.

NextCycle Washington Provides More Than $400K in Grants to Projects that Expand Region’s Circular Economy

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): NextCycle Washington announced project selection for the Renew Seed Grants that provide up to $10,000, along with technical support and growth planning for early-stage projects focused on expanding waste prevention, repair, reuse, recycling, and composting in the state. In addition to funding, the program offers mentorship from community leaders and industry subject matter experts, and access to its professional network. Participants in NextCycle Washington can be entrepreneurs or start-ups, small businesses, established corporations, community-based organizations, non-profits, or a collaboration of entities.

“King County has made a commitment and is actively supporting businesses that focus on expanding waste prevention and material reuse, repair, or recycling,” said Andy Smith, Recycling and Environmental Services Manager at King County Solid Waste Division. “The NextCycle Washington program has helped to identify businesses, that with mentorship and funding, will have a positive impact on Washington’s circular economy.”

The 41 projects were selected for a total of over $400,000 in Renew Seed Grants. Projects range in focus from a pilot project introducing reusable containers and community organizations expanding food waste recovery efforts to feasibility studies exploring the development of community repair hubs and businesses developing new products from recycled plastics.

Courtesy: www.wasteadvantagemag.com

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