Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling magazine Aug 2019 issue.
A new grant program in Colorado focuses on attracting and supporting businesses that may be just starting up but could serve as long-term end users of recovered material.
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From the article:
Nothing is truly recycled until it is processed back into a usable good. Collecting, sorting and processing commodities are for naught without a company or process to reshape and re-manufacture the recovered materials into goods.
To help build markets locally in the face of those challenges, state officials in Colorado have launched an innovative grant program to bring dollars and market knowledge to companies that could serve as important end users of recovered material for years to come.