Plastics Packaging and Textile Recycling Grants
WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) are accepting grant applications for eligible projects.
This grant will support projects that provide new infrastructure and technologies which significantly increase recycling capacity for difficult to recycle plastic packaging or textile materials.
The project must demonstrate that it goes beyond ‘state of the art’ i.e. beyond current industry norm, and it must have a measurable impact, e.g. in terms of quantity in tonnes, of plastics or textiles collected.
The following activities are eligible for support under this grant:
Lot 1 - Plastics recycling:
Innovative sorting / Segregation equipment
Sorting software (Artificial Intelligence / NIR auto sort)
Smart marker systems
Weighbridge and load equipment
Infrastructure – bays, buildings
Storage / containers / shelving
Lot 2 - Textiles recycling:
Plant / Machinery
Tools or technology/software that helps disasemble and sort textile materials
Automated processes for removing unwanted items from clothing prior to recycling (e.g. zips, studs)
Automated sorting processes for used textiles by fibre type, and/or by colour
How much funding can I apply for?
WRAP will be funding projects of between £200,000 and £1 million.
Assessing your application
Candidates will be shortlisted based on the following criteria:
Eligibility of applicant and project location
Eligibility of project activity
Ability to deliver the project, demonstrating timescales and experience
Potential project impact, including proposed monitoring
For an application form and more information - please visit their website directly: http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/plastics-packaging-and-textile-recycling-grants
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