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We have an exciting work opportunity coming available! The Synergy Foundation is an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, ability, color, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socio economic status, or age.
Applications are due in early April, please click the learn more button for a full description of the position.
Sustainability Project Coordinator - 7 month position with possible extension
This position supports the mission and project work of Synergy Foundation. Work will be completed on Synergy Foundation’s four main programs: Project Zero, the Vancouver Island Green Business Collective, the Food Eco District, and the Ecostar Awards. The Project Coordinator role has an emphasis on marketing and member relations responsibilities and provides the successful applicant with the opportunity to work directly with small businesses on Vancouver Island to reduce their environmental footprint. You will report directly to the Manager of Project Development & Communications and will also have the opportunity to work with the Manager of Program Operations and the FED Program Manager.
We look forward to welcoming some new team members to Synergy Foundation this spring!
Recycled Plastics Manufacturing
The $5 million Recycled Plastics Manufacturing Stimulus Fund (RPMS Fund) will support projects in BC that are increasing the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in the production of plastic items, focusing on innovation, supply chain resiliency and supporting the plastic circular economy.
In order to be eligible for funding, projects should achieve at least one of the following outcomes when it comes to post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics:
Increase BC’s processing capacity to supply more PCR plastics to product and packaging manufacturers
Increase the use of PCR plastics in manufacturing
Support PCR plastics product research, design, and testing, including trials that have the potential to increase the use of PCR plastic
This fund is administered by Alacrity Canada. The Alacrity Cleantech team will assess applications for eligibility together with Synergy Foundation, a circular economy subject matter expert.
The application period for the RPMS Fund is now closed. Approved applicants will be announced in April 2021. For more information on the fund, head to the Alacrity Canada website.
This project is funded by the Government of British Columbia's CleanBC Program.
More than 40% of all plastics are designed to be used once and then thrown away.
87% of plastics in Canada end up in landfills, only 9% is recycled, and the remaining 4% is incinerated.