National Association of PET Container Resources has Grants Available

Charlotte, NC - The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), the trade association for the PET plastic industry in the United States and Canada, has issued requests for proposals for projects that will increase the collection and recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles of all shapes, sizes and colors from venues where the recyclable containers are generated.

Eligible grant recipients are state and local governments and non-profit organizations, including regional waste authorities and state recycling organ-izations. Private businesses are eligible as partners in projects with local gov-ernments and non-profit organizations.

For maximum recovery at minimum cost, NAPCOR seeks to fund creative projects that impact the quantity of PET bottles collected for recycling. Projects demonstrating the potential to produce a quantifiable increase in PET bottle collection will have priority for funding.

The proposals, which must be postmarked by March 14, 2003, will be reviewed and approved by NAPCOR's eastern, central and western region directors, located in Asheville, North Carolina; St. Louis, Missouri and Seattle, Washington respectively. Applicants are encouraged to contact the director in their region (information above) with specific inquiries or to request a complete copy of the requests for proposals, which are also available online at