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Waste & Recycling February 08, 2018 08:30:40 AM

State to Provide Monetary Support to Recycling Business Expansion

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The RBDG program targets difficult-to-recycle materials, including food with contaminants such as plastic, rubber gloves, and cutlery; wood; and bulky, rigid plastics.
State to Provide Monetary Support to Recycling Business Expansion

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): Nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to six companies under the Commonwealth’s Recycling Business Development Grant (RBDG) program, which will enable the companies to better process and manage food material, wood, and bulky plastics.

The grant program, administered by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), will expand the recycling operations and increase the amount and quality of recycling now occurring at Ag-Grid Energy, LLC; Charles George Fitchburg; Martin’s Farm Compost; ReEnergy Roxbury, LLC;  United Material Management of Millbury, LLC; and Waste Management Boston CORe.

The RBDG program targets difficult-to-recycle materials, including food with contaminants such as plastic, rubber gloves, and cutlery; wood; and bulky, rigid plastics. This round of grants will fund projects that promote materials recovery and will build the state’s infrastructure to better manage these materials. As a condition of receiving funding, grant recipients commit to meeting tonnage goals over a two-year period.

Under the Solid Waste Master Plan, Massachusetts has a goal to reduce trash by 2 million tons annually by 2020. They are investing in companies that will turn the recyclable materials into new products, compost or a renewable energy source through the anaerobic digestion process.

Courtesy: https://wasteadvantagemag.com

 

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