The Recycling Partnership Polypropylene Recycling Grant Program

The purpose of the Polypropylene Recycling Grant Program is to facilitate Material Recovery Facility (MRF) processing, sortation and marketing of polypropylene packaging to ensure the widest possible access to polypropylene recycling in community recycling collection programs in the United States. This program focuses on equipment and process investments that establish polypropylene as an automatically MRF-accepted material. Those investments must lead to inclusion of polypropylene as an accepted material in collection programs supplying the MRF, either as a separate grade or as part of a mixed grade of plastics (e.g., a #3 – 7 resin grade). The projects must result in the successful ongoing return of polypropylene to manufacturing use.

Eligible Recipients:

Publicly, privately and non-profit owned and operated MRFs in the United States are eligible for
funding under this grant program. Local recycling collection programs, post-MRF processors of polypropylene or mixed resin grades, or any other parties not directly involved in MRF processing are not eligible for funding.

Eligible Projects:

Grant funding is available for equipment or process investments that establish permanent and
sustainable MRF acceptance and recycling of polypropylene packaging.

Funding Source:
The Recycling Partnership

Funding Amount:
Funding is available through competitive responses to this Request for Proposals under the auspices of the Polypropylene Coalition. Ultimate decisions on proposal funding is subject to allocation of Coalition contributions to grant-making and to the goals and objectives of the Coalition.


Grant applications under this program will be accepted on an ongoing basis, and there is
no due date for proposals.

Rich Simon

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