Gathering and Dissemination
Workshops, Focus Groups, and
The Chelsea Center offered a variety of workshops for economic developers/financiers,
manufacturers, purchasing agents, researchers, government officials, consultants, and
other interested parties; some were highly technical in nature, others were more general.
The Center also ran focus groups on specific areas of interest to a particular group or
industry on recycling and market-development related topics.
All research performed with Chelsea Center funds results in technical reports, which are
available to a wide range of businesses and other interested parties. In addition, we
publish the Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Recyclable Materials, the Massachusetts
Directory of Recycled Product Manufacturers, and a Guide to Services for the Recycling
industry. Many publications are available in Portable Document Format (.pdf) on this site.
Re-Made in Massachusetts Alliance
The Re-Made in Massachusetts Alliance is a dynamic and growing network of
recycled content product manufacturers located in Massachusetts. The
idea for the network was recommended in the Commonwealths Strategic Plan for
Recycling Market Development to provide a mechanism through which Massachusetts recycling
firms could develop formal and informal relations with one another, and identify and act
on issues and opportunities of common interest. After several surveys, interviews, and a
meeting coordinated by the Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development, a
Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from Bay State Paper, Conigliaro Industries,
Pro Pel Plastech,
Recycle Away Group
Services, and SelecTech,
Inc., was formed. This Steering Committee began meeting in December 2000 to discuss
priorities and how to build the network. In May 2001, a recruitment drive was kicked off
with a reception at the New England EnviroExpo, and by December, seventeen companies
representing a range of materials and product categories had joined as founding members.
These companies meet regularly to share ideas and to define the organizational structure
and an action agenda. As of June 2003, the Alliance had
twenty-one members. These companies meet regularly to share ideas and to define the
organizational structure and an action agenda. The network is manufacturer driven. For
more information on the Re-Made Alliance, contact Michael King at 508-828-4200, or via
email to email@example.com. To view the Re-Made mission statement, click here.
The Chelsea Center published newsletters that highlighted manufacturers and provided
updates on the Center's programs and services. Newsletters are available to view or
download in .pdf format on the Publications page.
Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development