May 4, 2022

Recycling Partnership Polypropylene Coalition Grants – Ongoing

Grants to USA public, private, and non-profit material recovery facilities for recycling projects. Funding is intended to expand the ability of facilities to process and sort eligible packaging to ensure the widest possible access to recycling in community recycling collection programs. This program focuses on equipment and process investments that establish polypropylene as an automatically MRF-accepted material. Those investments must lead to the inclusion of polypropylene as an accepted material in collection programs supplying the MRF, either as a separate grade or as part of a mixed grade of plastics. The projects must result in the successful ongoing return of polypropylene to manufacturing use.

The principle goal of the Polypropylene Coalition is to increase residential polypropylene packaging recovery in the U.S. The main objectives to achieve this goal are:

  • Increasing the number of MRFs accepting polypropylene,
  • Increasing the number of local recycling programs accepting polypropylene in their collection services,
  • Increasing the total number of households that can successfully recycle polypropylene packaging, and
  • Enhancing the capabilities of these MRFs to efficiently process the material

Grant funding is available for equipment or process investments that establish permanent and sustainable MRF acceptance of polypropylene packaging. Uses of the funding may include, but are not limited to:

  • Optical sortation equipment
  • Robotic sortation equipment
  • Conveyor systems
  • Bunker or other storage systems for sorted material
  • Equipment focused on processing other materials that result in polypropylene acceptance or improved polypropylene processing
  • Dock space or related investments that facilitate polypropylene shipment

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