U.K.-based WRAP has announced the launch of a £4.7 million capital grant system for infrastructure projects for the recycling of plastic packaging or textile waste.
Funding launched on June 12 at the Resourcing the Future conference in London. For plastics, projects are being sought for processing difficult-to-recycle materials, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fraction from pots, tubs and trays, films and pouches, or for processing packaging into food and pharmaceutical grade polymers. According to a letsrecycle.com report, the textiles strand of funding aims to increase capacity for sorting, handling and reprocessing.
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Applicants are being invited to apply for between £200,000 and £1 million in grant funding, across one of two lots.
On the plastics side projects are being sought for processing ‘difficult to recycle’ materials, which could include the PET fraction from pots, tubs and trays, films and pouches or for processing packaging into food and pharmaceutical grade polymers.
The second strand of funding is aimed at increasing capacity for sorting, handling and reprocessing of textiles.