MMSB pro­mot­ing mod­ern waste man­age­ment

The Southern Gazette - - EDITOR’S VIEWPOINT -

The Multi-Ma­te­ri­als Stew­ard­ship Board (MMSB) is mak­ing $100,000 in fund­ing avail­able through the Solid Waste Man­age­ment In­no­va­tion Fund.

It’s part of an ef­fort to achieve mod­ern waste man­age­ment in New­found­land and Labrador.

The fund pro­vides a non-re­payable max­i­mum con­tri­bu­tion of $15,000 to provin­cially-owned and or op­er­ated businesses, in­dus­try as­so­ci­a­tions and non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions for ini­tia­tives that sup­port solid waste man­age­ment in the prov­ince at any stage of the waste man­age­ment hi­er­ar­chy – re­duce, re­use, re­cy­cle or re­cover.

MMSB CEO Mike Sam­son said the or­ga­ni­za­tion is com­mit­ted to fos­ter­ing part­ner­ships with lo­cal in­no­va­tors and en­trepreneur­s who are de­vel­op­ing new or im­proved tech­nolo­gies, prod­ucts, ser­vices or pro­cesses that will help achieve its 50 per cent waste di­ver­sion tar­get, as set out in the Provin­cial Solid Waste Man­age­ment Strat­egy, and max­i­mize eco­nomic and em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties as well.

The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is May 12.

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