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A Financing Guide for Recycling Businesses: Investment Forums, Meetings and Networks (EPA 530-R-96-012) was commissioned by the Recycling Advisory Council of the National Recycling Coalition (NRC), sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and prepared by KirkWorks. The National Recycling Coalition is a national non-profit organization committed to the common goal of maximizing recycling in order to achieve the benefits of resource conservation, solid waste management, environmental protection, energy conservation, and social and economic development. KirkWorks is an economic development firm which conducts research and programs to foster entrepreneurial growth in the recycling and environmental industries. David Kirkpatrick of KirkWorks is the author of this publication.

Many individuals contributed to this project. Ken Sandler at the EPA and Edgar Miller at the NRC provided excellent collaboration for the publication. Sally Fessler and Stephanie Finn conducted primary research and writing for the directory and were essential to the Guide’s completion. David Buchholz of Good Works, Amy Schoch and Will Ferretti of the New York State Office of Recycling Market Development, Mary Ann Remolador and Ed Boisson of the Northeast Recycling Council, Truett DeGeare at the US Environmental Protection Agency, Gregory Dean at the US Small Business Administration, Walter Daniels of Daniels and Daniels, Bill Wetzel of the Center for Venture Research at University of New Hampshire, Rollie Tillman of the UNC Kenan Flagler School of Business, and Loch McCabe of the Environmental Capital Network all graciously assisted with reviewing sections of the Guide. Finally, the organizations listed in the directory in Chapter 5 provided information on their programs as well as useful referrals and suggestions.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides this document for informational purposes. Provision of this guide by EPA does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use of the businesses, products or services listed or described in this document.

For more information on the details of this publication, please contact:

National Recycling Coalition
1727 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel (703)683-9025
Fax (703)683-9026
P. O. Box 15062
Durham, NC 27704-0062
Tel (919)220-8065
Fax (919)220-9720
Email: Dkirkwks@igc.apc.org

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