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the environmental investment program 20 years of recycling market development in new york

The Environmental Investment Program20 YEARS OF RECYCLING MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN NEW YORK

Linda Jacobs, Environmental Services Unit

GRRN Recycling and Zero Waste Conference

October 20, 2009

environmental investment program
Environmental Investment Program
  • 1988 - NYS Solid Waste Mgnt Act
  • 1994 - Environmental Protection

Fund

  • 1998 - Pollution Prevention added
environmental investment program3
Environmental Investment Program
  • Private & NFP sector (not

municipalities)

  • Assets/Tools:
      • Experienced staff
      • Funding
  • Located in ESD, not DEC (tied into

NY’s economic development delivery

system)

ineligible projects
“End-of-pipe”

Remediation

Incineration

W-T-E, RDF

Compliance

Ineligible Projects
recycling investment priorities
Recycling Investment Priorities

“In FY 08/09 EIP gives priority to projects focused on the following materials and outcomes:

  • Building C&D Debris:
    • Increase capacity to divert building C&D from disposal to reuse/recycling
    • Increase value and value-added uses for recovered material
    • Increase capacity for deconstruction over demolition
recycling investment priorities7
Recycling Investment Priorities
  • Commercially or Industrially-Gen’d Food Waste
    • Increase capacity to process C/I food waste for recycling
    • Increase capacity to compost C/I food waste
    • Enhance collection technology to make food waste diversion cost-effective
    • Expand value-added uses for compost
recycling investment priorities8
Recycling Investment Priorities
  • Electronic Devices: Increase capacity & cost-effectiveness of electronics recycling and remanufacturing
  • Glass:
    • Expand value-added uses for mixed-color container glass
    • Expand markets for sorted non-container
  • Tires: Expand value-added uses for recycled tire materials
recycling investment priorities9
Recycling Investment Priorities
  • Paper:
    • Increase diversion of significant amounts of commercially and/or institutionally-generated waste paper for recycling
    • Increase paper mill cap. to use recycled feedstock
    • Expand value-added uses for paper mill residuals
recycling investment priorities10
Recycling Investment Priorities

Plastics

  • Increase diversion and value of container plastics for recycling
  • Increase diversion and capacity to recycle plastic films, including bags, agricultural, marine and pallet films
  • Expand value-added uses for recycled films
three types of investments
THREE TYPES OF INVESTMENTS:
  • Capital (fixed assets)
  • R&D (on behalf of a company)
  • Technical Assistance

(operating costs for NFPs)

investment criteria
Investment Criteria
  • Competitive Program
  • NYS’ Return on Investment
    • $ Economic Benefit / $ Invested
    • Am’t Material Recycled / $ Invested
  • ROI Compared to Others in “Portfolio”
  • How Much NYS Support is Needed to Make Project Happen (Project Cash Flow)?
performance based contracts
Performance-Based Contracts
  • Measurable, verifiable environmental improvements
  • Measurable, verifiable economic improvements
slide14
Investments in Recycling, Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Products/ProcessesSummary of Results, 1987 - 2008
slide15
Investments in Recycling, Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Products/ProcessesSummary of Results, 1987 - 2008
slide16
Investments in Recycling, Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Products/ProcessesSummary of Results, 1987 - 2008
technical assistance
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
  • Municipalities or NFPs
  • Waste Prevention assistance to

businesses

  • NFPs engaged in

Recycling / Reuse NFPs

research
RESEARCH
  • Answer final questions before

adopting P2 or recycling technology

  • No fixed assets
  • Costs associated with R&D
capital projects
CAPITAL PROJECTS
  • Assists with capital costs to prevent pollution, reuse or recycle
  • Hard assets: M&E, shipping, installation
  • No working capital
  • Requires cash match
  • Contract is with a non-profit (IDA, EDC, LDC) on behalf of company
partnerships
Partnerships
  • New York State Pollution

Prevention Institute

  • Regional Technology Development Centers/ Manufacturing Extension Partnerhsips (NYC ITAC)
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
successes
Successes
  • TIRES
  • BUILDING MATERIALS REUSE
  • GLASS
  • INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION PREVENTION
questions
Questions?

Linda Jacobs

Empire State Development

Environmental Services Unit

30 South Pearl Street

Albany, New York 12245

518 292-5346

ljacobs@empire.state.ny.us

http://www.empire.state.ny.us/