Resource Action Fund

Fund Name: Plastics Packaging & Textiles Recycling Grant- Stage 1 proposals
Project Length: 12 months
Project Value: Between £200k - £1m
Deadline: 02/08/2019


This grant will support projects that provide new infrastructure and technologies which significantly increase recycling capacity for difficult to recycle plastic packaging or textile materials.

WRAP is looking for organisations that are creating new methods of recycling plastics or textiles in England. The project must demonstrate that it goes beyond ‘state of the art’ i.e. beyond the current industry norm, and it must have a measurable impact, e.g. in terms of quantity in tonnes, of plastics or textiles collected.

Fund Details

WRAP will be funding projects of between £200,000 and £1 million.

Assessing your application

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the following criteria:

  • Eligibility of applicant and project location
  • Eligibility of project activity
  • Ability to deliver the project, demonstrating timescales and experience
  • Potential project impact, including proposed monitoring
Eligible projects

The following activities are eligible for support under this grant:

Lot 1 – Plastics recycling:

  • Wash plants
  • Extrusion
  • Innovative sorting / Segregation equipment
  • Sorting software (Artificial Intelligence / NIR auto sort)
  • Smart marker systems
  • Conveyor systems
  • Weighbridge and load equipment
  • Infrastructure – bays, buildings
  • Storage / containers / shelving

Lot 2 – Textiles recycling:

  • Plant / Machinery
  • Tools or technology/software that helps disassemble and sort textile materials
  • Automated processes for removing unwanted items from clothing prior to recycling (e.g. zips, studs)
  • Automated sorting processes for used textiles by fibre type, and/or by colour
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If you think that you might be eligible for this fund, please Get In Touch by filling out the contact form below.

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