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  1. 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

  2. Environmental Investment Program • 1988 - NYS Solid Waste Mgnt Act • 1994 - Environmental Protection Fund • 1998 - Pollution Prevention added

  3. 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)

  4. “End-of-pipe” Remediation Incineration W-T-E, RDF Compliance Ineligible Projects

  5. Recycling: Infrastructure and End Use Capacity Pollution prevention Sustainable products Investment Areas

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. THREE TYPES OF INVESTMENTS: • Capital (fixed assets) • R&D (on behalf of a company) • Technical Assistance (operating costs for NFPs)

  12. 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)?

  13. Performance-Based Contracts • Measurable, verifiable environmental improvements • Measurable, verifiable economic improvements

  14. Investments in Recycling, Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Products/ProcessesSummary of Results, 1987 - 2008

  15. Investments in Recycling, Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Products/ProcessesSummary of Results, 1987 - 2008

  16. Investments in Recycling, Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Products/ProcessesSummary of Results, 1987 - 2008

  17. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE • Municipalities or NFPs • Waste Prevention assistance to businesses • NFPs engaged in Recycling / Reuse NFPs

  18. RESEARCH • Answer final questions before adopting P2 or recycling technology • No fixed assets • Costs associated with R&D

  19. 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

  20. Partnerships • New York State Pollution Prevention Institute • Regional Technology Development Centers/ Manufacturing Extension Partnerhsips (NYC ITAC) • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

  21. Successes • TIRES • BUILDING MATERIALS REUSE • GLASS • INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION PREVENTION

  22. 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/