$500,000 is now available statewide to allow businesses to purchase equipment to manufacture products out of recycled materials, according to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. A 50% match is required. Let’s hope we see some applications from entrepreneurs in Monroe County! This might be an opportunity for public-private partnerships as well, such as the partnership between Bloomington Pedal Power, Monroe County Solid Waste Management District, and the City of Bloomington that created the Downtown Bloomington Recycling Center.
More information is available here: http://www.in.gov/recycle/5745.htm