EGLE announces $150,000 in grant funding for plastic film recycling

For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2019

For More Information:
Brian Burke, Recycling Specialist,, 517-243-3904
Jill A. Greenberg, EGLE Public Information Officer,, 517-897-4965

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) today announced a onetime funding offer of $150,000 to be awarded to a single entity to increase recycling opportunities for agricultural, greenhouse and marine film plastics.

These plastics include bale wrap, grain bags, bunker cover, drip tape, irrigation tubing, greenhouse and nursery film, marine boat shrink wrap film, and similar film plastics.

This grant will assist in the development of a statewide collection network to enhance existing collection programs, establish new collection programs, and create and deliver engagement and educational programs to generators of film plastic. The grant is part of EGLE’s fiscal year 2019 sustainability grants, which also includes rural electronics recycling grants, recycling infrastructure grants, recycling and scrap tire market development grants, and scrap tire cleanup grants.

Eligible applicants include for-profit and non-profit businesses, organizations, and associations, public entities and governmental organizations and associations, universities, etc. located in Michigan.

More than half of EGLE’s budget each year flows into Michigan communities in the form of grants, loans and other spending that supports local projects that protect public health and the environment, while spurring economic growth and creating jobs for Michigan workers in the process.

Requests for funding will be accepted through July 8, 2019. To view the request for proposals and for more information about the grants program, visit

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