Recycling Works Newsletter Summer 2022

RBAC's quarterly newsletter discusses current topics of interest to recycling businesses, including information on financing opportunities, commodity markets and new technologies.

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Grant Funding for PET Recycling

The Recycling Partnership’s PET Recycling Coalition is offering grant funding to material recovery facilities, secondary sortation facilities, or PET reclaimers for projects that will establish long-term, sustainable increased PET capture, strengthened recycling viability for pigmented/opaque PET, broadened acceptance of PET non-bottle rigids in community recycling collection programs, and/or improved alignment of rPET with end-market needs. Find more information and to apply, go to:  

Financing for Aluminum Can Recovery Equipment

Three US organizations are providing financing to allow recyclers to lease aluminum can recovery equipment, which enables them to implement sorting best practices. Learn more at:

NC Recycling Markets Directory

Relaunch of Recycling Markets Directory

The Division of Environmental Assistance’s (DEACS) Recycling Program has launched an updated version of the interactive North Carolina Recycling Markets Directory. The directory, which now features a mapping function, complements the work of DEACS by connecting generators with nearby recyclers to keep materials out of the landfill and advance the state’s circular economy. Access the Recycling Markets Directory at:

New Aluminum Recycling Facility Coming to the Southeast

Novelis announced plans for a new aluminum recycling and rolling facility in Alabama with an initial production capacity of 600,000 tons of finished aluminum goods per year. Learn more:

The Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC) is a program of the N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS) that provides technical, business and financial assistance to recycling companies.