Municipal Affairs and Environment
February 20, 2019

The following is being released on behalf of the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board:

Multi-Materials Stewardship Board to Provide Almost $100,000 to Support Green Innovators

The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) is providing a total of $99,790 to eight innovators in Newfoundland and Labrador through the Solid Waste Management Innovation Fund for 2018-19.

These innovators are:

  • 3F Waste Recovery
  • Avalon Mall
  • Deer Lake Tourism Development Corporation
  • Fytics
  • HVGB Recyclers
  • Island Compost
  • R&D Diversions
  • SucSeed.

More information about this year’s recipients is included in the backgrounder below.

The Solid Waste Management Innovation Fund provides a non-repayable maximum contribution of $15,000 to provincially-owned and/or operated businesses, industry associations and non-profit organizations for initiatives that support solid waste management in Newfoundland and Labrador at any stage of the waste management cycle, including reduction, reuse, recycling or recovery.

“Today’s funding announcement underscores the importance we place on local innovation and our continuing support for innovators in the province whose technologies, products, services and processes help our province work towards achieving our 50 per cent waste diversion goal as well as help protect our environment.”
Honourable Graham Letto,
Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board

“With these funds 3F Waste Recovery will be able to develop the innovative, mechanical composting solution at the core of its 98 per cent waste utilization target and create the potential for on-going manufacturing work on the Northern Peninsula. We are incredibly grateful to the Multi-Materials Service Board and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for supporting the prototype of this invention. Without these funds, this project may have never gotten off the ground”
Ben Wiper
Chief Executive Officer, 3F Waste Recovery

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Media contacts
Multi-Materials Stewardship Board

Ben Wiper
3F Waste Recovery


2018-19 Solid Waste Management Innovation Fund
The following projects will receive funding from the 2018-19 Solid Waste Management Innovation Fund for innovative business concepts:

Project Project Description Funding Amount
3F Waste recovery Creation of a new hybrid tumbling composter solution capable of processing mid-range organic waste volumes $15,000
Avalon Mall Installation of an In-vessel Composting Unit to manage organic waste from the food court of the largest shopping mall in Newfoundland & Labrador $15,000
Deer Lake Tourism Development Corp Supporting the town of Deer Lake with the development of an organic waste curbside collection service $13,540
Fytics Continued development of the Fytics Inventory Management system to track and manage food waste in restaurants $14,000
HVGB Recyclers Expanding the recycling capacity of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay through social enterprise $7,800
Island Composting Expansion of residential organics collection service within the St John’s CMA $15,000
R&D Diversions Development of a commercial organic waste diversion program using an in-vessel composting system $15,000
SucSeed Reducing plastic wastes in manufacturing process of SucSeed’s hydroponic system $4,450

2019 02 20                              11:45 a.m.