Bankers, venture capitalists, economic developers and other financiers sometimes cite the lack of a financial track record as a reason for not financing recycling businesses. And yet, recycling businesses of all types have successfully secured financing from a wide variety of sources. To help address this critical information gap, NERC surveyed three types of recycling firms: paper stock dealers, plastics reclaimers and compost producers. The results of the 1995 surveys were documented in a series of three Reports on Financial Transactions Supporting Recycling Businesses, each of which provided an industry overview, addresses unique issues affecting the financing of the industry and documents specific financial transactions that have occurred within the industry. Funding for the project was provided by EPA New England.
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