Nearly $1.6 million in new grants is being awarded to advance polypropylene recycling in the United States.
The funding is coming from The Recycling Partnership's Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, an effort that seeks to improve curbside recycling access for the material.
This is the fourth round of grants from the coalition, which now has provided more than $6 million to help increase polypropylene recycling around the country, the Falls Church, Va.-based recycling non-profit said.
The new funding is going to seven material recovery facilities in the United States "to boost sortation of polypropylene and support recycling education efforts."
"The impact the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition has made in just under two years to improve recycling for approximately 7.2 million households in America is an incredible effort in driving rapid and measurable change," said Sarah Dearman, vice president of circular ventures at the Recycling Partnership, in a statement.
New grants are going to: Napa Recycling in Napa, Calif.; Cedar Avenue Recycling and Transfer Station in Fresno, Calif.; SOCRRA of Troy, Mich., a municipal corporation representing 12 communities; Republic Services in Oberlin, Ohio; Baltimore County, Maryland; Recycle Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Mich.; and the city of Phoenix.
The Polypropylene Coalition has provided funding to improve sortation at 20 MRFs in less than two years, the group said.