HDR Climate Action Research Featured in Waste Dive Article about New Grant Opportunities
HDR’s first-of-its-kind research analyzing climate action plans from local governments around North America was featured in a Waste Dive article covering news that the U.S. EPA is making billions of dollars in grants available for waste-related projects. The grants, which total $4.6 billion, are part of the EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants program intended to “significantly reduce cumulative greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and beyond” by targeting major polluting sectors, which include solid waste and sustainable materials management.
As a part of the research, our team found that many climate action plans intersected with solid waste components, particularly waste reduction and organics management, meaning organizations could benefit from these new funding opportunities. About 70% of plans followed EPA’s waste management hierarchy as well, tying in nicely with the EPA’s greenhouse gas reduction goals.