Haitian recycler awarded Clinton Foundation grant

Haitian recycler awarded Clinton Foundation grant

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

Feb. 26, 2014

A Haitian recycling center is getting a boost from a former president's foundation.

Sustainable Recycling Solutions will receive $250,000 from the Clinton Foundation, the nonprofit group established by Bill Clinton, to focus recycling efforts on the nation's capital, Port-Au-Prince.

"This is a big deal," the former president told reporters. "It will clean up Port-au-Prince. It's good for the environment. It will stop the clogging of a lot of places in the city."

According to the Associated Press, Sustainable Recycling Solutions was formed in 2012 by a group of investors and aid workers. The company pays hundreds of Haitians to collect recyclables, which are used in the manufacture of new products.

The Waste Atlas suggests the country, with more than 10 million people, has an effective recycling rate below 1 percent, with all waste going toward "unsound disposal."

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