The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has chosen nine teams for the Colorado NextCycle program. During the open application period late last year, teams from around North America pitched recycled material end-market business ideas for the Colorado marketplace.
The nine teams selected for the first-of-its-kind pilot program will each receive a $5,000 business development grant, mentoring from the Colorado NextCycle technical advisory committee, and technical support from RRS, the recycling and sustainability consulting firm assisting with the Colorado NextCycle program. The support will help the chosen teams further refine their recovered/recycled material end-market business ideas. They will pitch their ideas at the state’s largest recycling conference in June and will have the ability to submit their business ideas for the 2019 department grant cycle for funding to implement their business proposals in Colorado.
“I am so excited to see companies develop bold and innovative ways to reduce waste,” said CDPHE Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan. “Colorado NextCycle provides the technical and financial support needed to turn great ideas into reality, and that’s a win for all of us.”
For more information, access the Colorado NextCycle web page.