The decision to have Empire state investing $12 million will be a path-breaking resolution to infuse soul into the recycling system.
Synergized efforts of the Regulators and Academics
- With the Empire state investing $12 million, there will be synchronized efforts of the regulators and academics for fostering, promoting, and sustaining the worth-living State for the inhabitants.
- The $12 million endowment decision of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), State of New York, by using the state’s Environmental Protection Fund is meant to provide financial aid to three State University of New York (SUNY) institutions.
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated in a press release expressed the benefits of waste reduction and protection. He also stressed the need to overcome the challenges faced by the worldwide recycling industry.
- SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, N.Y, will be funded by DEC to the extent of $5.75 million so that this financial aid can be used to establish the New York State Center for Sustainable Materials Management.
- Further, DEC will be providing $4.2 million to Stony Brook University on Long Island to cater to various recycling projects including the research study for exploring and understanding the mechanics used by existing Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) for recyclables and garbage.
- As a part of the Empire state investing $12 million, DEC will also fund $1.9 million financial aid to the University at Buffalo’s Research and Education in Energy, Environment, and Water (RENEW) Institute.
- According to the Recycling industry’s latest news, the above research projects will entail assessing the cost of recycling programs via economic analysis tool for municipalities, analysis of the circular economy, recycling markets, infrastructure, and contamination.
- Besides, using the human behavioral science and outreach and education initiatives for reducing the contamination levels will also form part of the research projects propounded by the State of N.Y.
- The collaboration of DEC with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Stony Brook University, and University at Buffalo’s RENEW Institute will serve as a strong foundation not only for carrying out the recycling-related research but also for ensuring the successful implementation of the research findings.
The coming together of regulators and researchers clearly shows the sincerity and keenness for working out modalities to ensure livable conditions and ambiance for the extant and future generations. This kind of collaboration will also set a pioneering example for other stakeholders to follow.