Program Details Business
Project applications will be ranked according to
financial viability, market development potential,
job creation and positive impact on the
Applications must be in writing and supported
by a detailed project proposal or business plan. Funding for Waste Diversion Initiatives
• A non-refundable processing fee must
be included with each application
(not-for-profits are exempt from this fee).
• The maximum program contribution
will not exceed 50% of total project costs,
unless approved by RRFB Nova Scotia.
Nancy Humby of Fresh Start Denim Art transforms used
• Project funding is limited. denim jeans into decorative handbags, ties and accessories.
All information received is protected by privacy
guidelines and will be treated as confidential. If you would like additional information
or an application form, please contact
RRFB Nova Scotia at:
Eligible Applicants and Projects
Eligible applicants include individuals,
businesses, partnerships, organizations,
agencies, municipalities and universities.
Eligible projects include:
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• manufacturing new products or services Suite 305
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• prototypes or demonstration projects B2N 3H7 Don’t let your good ideas
• research and development studies Telephone: 1-902-895-7732 go to waste!
Hotline: 1-877-313-RRFB (7732)
All projects must support the goals of the Fax: 1-902-897-3256
Nova Scotia Solid Waste-Resource Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Business Development Program
Program Overview Program Funding 2) Research & Development
Nova Scotia has developed a worldwide Funding is available for projects that break new Funding for research studies or pilot projects that
reputation for its innovative waste reduction, ground either with processes, products or devices divert waste materials or add value to materials
reuse, recycling and composting programs. that divert materials from the waste stream. diverted from the waste stream.
Much of Nova Scotia’s success lies in our
ability to convert waste-resources into business Research & Development examples include:
opportunities that protect the environment,
as well as create jobs. • Funding to examine the challenges of
recycling and composting packaged
RRFB Nova Scotia, through its Business food waste.
Development Program, fosters business
opportunities by providing financial support • Funding to improve compost quality
to entrepreneurs, businesses and not-for-profits in Nova Scotia.
that divert waste materials from the landfill.
The Program also encourages innovative
research and development within the solid 3) Special Projects
Research study improved the quality of compost made from
Funding for initiatives that divert materials
Projects must support the goals of Nova Scotia’s organics collected through curbside green cart programs.
recovered from the waste stream including:
Solid Waste-Resource Management Strategy
by either diverting waste materials or adding The Business Development Program covers three • Support for a community workshop
value to materials once discarded, and creating categories of funding: that manufactures strawberry flats and
employment and potential export opportunities. flowerboxes from used wooden pallets.
1. Value-Added Manufacturing
• Funding for an environmental group that
2. Research and Development promotes bicycle reuse and recycling
3. Special Projects
1) Value-Added Manufacturing
Funding for the manufacture of products or services
that recover materials from the waste stream.
Value-Added Manufacturing examples include:
• Expansion of a newspaper recycling
facility that produces insulation.
Bartlett Plastics and Precision Machining’s lobster holding Touch on Wood berry baskets created from discarded
• Expansion of a micro-business that
pen manufactured from recycled plastic and rubber crumb wooden pallets.
converts old blue jeans into new handbags
made from used tires.