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Media Alert: Application deadline approaches for CSWD Recycling Market Development grant program

Two weeks remain to apply for grant funds from the Chittenden Solid Waste District.
Williston, VT — The deadline for applications in CSWD’s Recycling Market Development Grant Program is approaching: Applications are due to CSWD by 2pm on Tuesday, October 31st. 
The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) launched this new grant program to encourage innovation for hard-to-recycle products and packaging from Chittenden County.
“We have made huge strides in the past by encouraging investment in recycling markets for specific materials, like asphalt shingles, drywall, and other construction debris,” says Nancy Plunkett, CSWD’s Director of Special Projects. “And we’re excited to support the vision of a new generation of innovators in tackling waste.”
The program will invest up to a total of $30,000 into projects that support or develop recycling markets for targeted materials — those that make up a significant portion of the landfill waste stream, and for which current recycling markets are limited or non-existent. Some examples of hard-to-recycle materials include rigid foam plastic (e.g. Styrofoam), plywood, vinyl siding, tires, glass aggregate, mattresses, carpeting, and more.
“Waste is fundamentally a design flaw,” says Jonny Finity, CSWD’s Marketing & Communication Manager. “Any time you see a garbage truck driving down the road, it should be a reminder of the opportunity we have to design new ways to use, reuse, or recycle the stuff that we call ‘trash.'”

To apply, or to learn more about the program, visit the  Recycling Market Development Program webpage.

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