Earlier this year, the City issued a Palm Fronds Diversion Request for Proposals (RFP) and is in the final stages of selecting a manufacturing innovator to be located at the Resource Innovation Campus to remanufacture palm fronds into livestock feed. The livestock feed manufacturer expects to create $10 million in taxable sales each year.
The City will be issuing additional RFPs for business opportunities related to: repurposing paper and plastic into new products, including energy; reusing boxes and packing materials; and operating a materials exchange program, all to be housed at the Resource Innovation Campus located at 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Rd. “If you’re doing something cool with trash and recycling, we want to benefit from your expertise,” said Gretchen Wolfe, CEDD Project Manager.
Article originally published June 2016 by Phoenix.gov.