Recycled Plastics Manufacturing Stimulus (RPMS) Fund
Administered by Alacrity Cleantech, in partnership with the Government of British Columbia
The Purpose of the RPMS Fund
The primary purpose of this fund is to bolster BC’s circular economy, reducing virgin plastics and making better use of post-consumer recycled plastic in manufacturing processes.

Working towards recovery and a more resilient economy, the RPMS Fund will engage BC-based innovators, companies, or projects to address the issue of plastic pollution.

Reducing virgin plastics in manufacturing by establishing better uses for post-consumer recycled plastics ensures that the materials and resources that already exist have a longer lifecycle.

The fund will also work towards establishing benefits for women, youth, and/or Indigenous people by creating employment opportunities and supporting community-based initiatives.

Project Eligibility

The RPMS Fund will enable the administrative team to select a number of plastics recycling projects, community initiatives, or companies in the field to support over the next year.

In order to be eligible for funding, projects should achieve at least one of the following outcomes when it comes to post-consumer resin (PCR) plastics:

  • increase BC’s processing capacity to supply more PCR plastics to product and packaging manufacturers
  • increase the use of PCR plastics in manufacturing
  • support PCR plastics product research, design, and testing, including trials that have the potential to increase the use of PCR plastic
Funded projects will also need to meet the following criteria:
  • must be BC-based
  • must be completed by December 31, 2021
  • applicants commit to providing one third of eligible project costs, which cannot come from other provincial or federal government funds or sources
WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE RPMS FUND?
Are you a BC-based organization* with a great innovation to help reduce plastic waste? Do you have a project with a process in place for incorporating plastic materials back into the supply chain? Does your company have a great idea for making use of post-consumer recycled plastics during the manufacturing process? Are you involved with a community or an initiative that processes recovered marine plastic waste or uses it to manufacture products?
*Private companies, not-for-profits, social enterprise, community contribution companies (C3) or co-op organizations, and Indigenous groups or organizations are eligible to submit an application.
Apply for funding through the $5M RPMS Fund
Application deadline: February 15th, 2021
Funding recipients will be announced during the first week of April 2021
Applying for RPMS Funding
Interested applicants are able to apply for funding directly online to access a portion of the $5M RPMS Fund.

 

The Alacrity Cleantech team will assess applications for eligibility together with Synergy Foundation, a circular economy subject matter expert. Applicants will be asked to provide additional information about their submission after completing the online contact form.

 

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and will be open until February 15, 2021. We encourage applicants to apply early in order to have enough time to submit additional documentation before the deadline. Selected projects will be announced during the first week of April, 2021.

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