Indiana releases $500,000 for recycling program

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

An Indiana lawmaker says she's pleased the state has released $500,000 from a fund used to promote recycling and the use of recycled products.

Indiana had suspended the fund for the Indiana Recycling Market Development Program last year. And last June, it shifted $11 million from the fund that finances loan and grant programs to attract recycling businesses to Indiana to the state's main checking account.

That transfer was to help offset state revenue shortfalls.

Democratic state Sen. Jean Breaux of Indianapolis says she's pleased to see some money being reinstated to the program, and hopes to see more of the funds released soon.

Breaux says the funds will be used to promote businesses that protect the environment.

The recycling fund is sustained by state fees that trash haulers pay at landfills.

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