Office of Public Affairs
For Immediate Release: November 28, 2017
For more information contact: Lance Klug
CalRecycle’s Recycled Fiber Plastic and Glass Grant Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.
“Recycling materials eliminates greenhouse gas emissions produced when mining and refining new materials,” CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline said. “These latest investments not only bring us closer to our recycling and greenhouse gas reduction goals, but show how California’s core values of environmental protection, public health and safety, and economic vitality can coexist to benefit communities throughout our state.”
CalRecycle’s Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass grants seek to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing capacity or establishing new facilities in California that use California-generated postconsumer recycled fiber (paper, textiles, carpet, or wood), plastic, or glass to manufacture products.
$9 million was allocated to CalRecycle’s RFPG Grant Program for 2016-17
- CalRecycle received 13 eligible applications requesting $30.6 million in funding.
- CalRecycle granted funds to the three highest-scoring applicants based on criteria that included greenhouse gas reductions, materials diverted from landfills, benefits to disadvantaged communities, and project readiness.
|Grant Recipient||Award||County||Project Description||Jobs|
|Revolution Plastics, LLC||$3 million||Kern||Increase collection capacity for low-density polyethylene agricultural film and irrigation tubing; develop a facility in Bakersfield to clean, process, and remanufacture the film into plastic can liners, new mulch film and plastic lumber.||120|
|SIONEER Stockton, LLC||$3 million||San Joaquin||Build a plant in Stockton to process recycled glass into a material that can replace fly ash (a coal combustion product) as an ingredient in the concrete manufacturing process.||14|
|rPlanet Earth Los Angeles, LLC||$3 million||Los Angeles||Build a PET reclaiming facility in Vernon to process PET thermoforms and extrude into new food-grade thermoformed packaging.||100|
Eligible applicants for CalRecycle’s Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant program include cities, counties, and other local agencies; businesses; California universities and colleges; nonprofit organizations; and qualifying Indian Tribes.
Find out more about CalRecycle’s California Climate Investments grants and loans and read stories from other grant recipients about how they're putting Cap-and-Trade dollars to work for California's economy, environment, and the health of our communities.