To reduce the environmental footprint of PPE in Canada, the Government of Canada is seeking solutions to manufacture more sustainable PPE and to better manage their end of life – applications close December 23, 2021.
Strategies can include re-usability, alternative materials and novel recycling technologies, as well as compostability. Up to $1 million in funding available.
Essential (mandatory) outcomes:
- Clearly identify whether the solution will propose an elastomeric material that is compostable, specify if Canadian sourced or imported raw materials will be used.
- Production capacity should be sufficient enough to manufacture 1 million pairs of gloves / month. (All medical gloves are class II medical devices.)
- In Phase 1 applicants must present a strategy with clear plans to demonstrate capacity for industrial scale manufacturing of compostable elastomeric material.
- In Phase 2 applicants must clearly demonstrate that they can scale up production of raw material for industrial scale manufacturing of 1 million pairs of gloves.
For more information and to apply, visit the Innovative Solutions Canada website: Made-in-Canada Compostable Elastomeric Materials for Medical Glove Manufacturing.