The "Use Reusables" campaign, led by public agency Stopwaste.Org, has released its second round of grant funding for organizations that are planning to incorporate reusable packaging into their transportation and distribution systems. Eligible projects include those that replace single- or limited-use packaging with durable pallets, totes or bins, reusable pallet wrap or other packaging solutions that significantly reduce expendable packaging.
- Projects of all sizes will be considered, up to $30,000 per award request.
- Projects must prevent waste and incorporate reusable transport packaging that will be reused multiple times.
- 33% of funds are reserved for projects based in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area or California's Central Valley.
- For applicants outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, pilots which have the intent for replication in the area are eligible.
- Deadline for applications is January 15, 2013.
For more information, to download the application packet and to view a sample completed grant application, visit http://www.usereusables.com/resources/grants
For questions, please contact the Use Reusables team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-891-6500.
About the Use Reusables campaign
The Use Reusables campaign is a joint project of public agency StopWaste.Org and the Reusable Packaging Association, with financial support from U.S. EPA’s Climate Showcase Community program. Launched in 2007, the campaign’s goal is to help businesses and institutions assess and optimize the transport packaging materials and systems they use, either within their manufacturing process or for product distribution. The Use Reusables campaign offers hands-on training workshops, financial assistance (grant funding), events and expert advice, supported by a suite of educational materials and a comprehensive website (www.UseReusables.com).