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Multimillion-dollar grant will bring more than 100 new green jobs to Kern County

Posted: 9:01 PM, Nov 28, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-29 05:01:55Z

Hundreds of new green jobs are coming to three California counties, including Kern County.

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery said on Tuesday that $9 million has been awarded to new California Climate Investments to projects in Kern, San Joaquin and Los Angeles counties. 

The projects are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase the state's recycling infrastructure, and create more than 200 green jobs in these communities.

The $9 million is to help build new facilities that turns recyclables into new products. 

The grant recipient in Kern County was Revolution Plastics. The company will receive $3 million to go towards  increasing collection capacity for low-density polyethylene agricultural film and irrigation tubing, developing a facility in Bakersfield to clean, process and remanufacture the film into plastic can liners, new mulch film and plastic lumber.  

The project grant is expected to bring 120 new jobs to the county.

The other grant recipients included SiONEER Stockton and rPlanet Earth Los Angeles.