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If your are producing artwork or products with recycled content, these links may be helpful to you. The purpose of these links is to offer assistance to ceramic and glass artists and entrepreneurs who are using recycled glass in their work. For technical assistance, please contact us, see our workshop pages, and related links.

Below are links for:

Recycled Product Distributors

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Recycled-Content Product Directory

www.ciwmb.ca.gov/RCP/
The Recycled Content Product (RCP) Directory lists thousands of recycled products and provides information on the companies that reprocess, manufacture and/or distribute these products.

Recycle Store

recyclestore.com or www.ciwmb.ca.gov/RecycleStore/
Recycle Store showcases innovative recycled-content products and puts you in touch directly with their manufacturers. Whether you are a wholesale buyer or an individual consumer, use this catalog to discover a variety of quality recycled-content products designed with your needs in mind! In fact, some manufacturers can personalize their products to your specifications.

Green Gift Guide

www.greengiftguide.com
From simple tips on how to shop for creative, environmentally conscious gifts to "green living" tips, the Green Gift GuideTM is your one-stop shopping site to help you "be green" during the holiday season and year round.

NICHE Magazine

www.nichemag.com
NICHE magazine connects art galleries and craft retailers with the finest products made in the USA and Canada. More than 300 American craft products are featured in each issue of this quarterly full color publication. Wholesale craft prices and order information are presented in a password protected part of this site.

Real Goods

www.realgoods.com
Products for an ecologically sustainable future.

Recycling Product News

www.baumpub.com/publications/rpn/rpn_main.htm
Recycling Product News magazine focuses on products, technologies, services and industry news in recycling and waste management from composting to scrap metal.

Recycler's World

www.recycle.net
Resource for recycling and recycled products, including: Products Made of Recycled Glass Exchange an Products Made of Recycled Glass Email Forum
Also see: Global Recycling Network www.grn.com

RecyclingMarkets.net

Gives you access to North America's Most Comprehensive searchable database of more than 17,000 companies involved in the Recycling Process throughout the USA and Canada. The database is divided into two sections, recycling markets, and recycled products. Over 5,000 cross-referenced, certified listings of manufacturers and distributors of recycled, remanufactured, reused and reprocessed products.

TreeHugger.com

"TreeHugger is a fast-growing web magazine, dedicated to everything that has a modern aesthetic yet is environmentally responsible. Have something you'd like us to review? Please contact editor@treehugger.com".

Marketing Assistance

California Integrated Waste Management Board

www.ciwmb.ca.gov/
Promoting a zero waste California.

Artists-Online

Artists-Online.org
Artists-Online offers support and Internet resources for visual artists who want to promote their artwork online.

California Business Development Resources

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CIWMB Referral Team

www.ciwmb.ca.gov/RTeam/
The R-Team (Referral Team) has two important functions. First, it is a "port of entry" for people who are interested in the services of the Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program who are not sure where to start. Second, the R-Team also offers a broad range of services to business owners whose companies are not located in one of the RMDZs. Technical, marketing, business, and financial assistance.

Regional Resources

California Recycling Market Development Zones

www.ciwmb.ca.gov/RMDZ/
The Recycling Market Development Zone program combines recycling with economic development to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs, and divert waste from landfills. RMDZ assistance may provide attractive loans, technical advice and free product marketing to businesses that use materials from the waste stream to manufacture their products and are located in a zone. The zones cover roughly 71,790 square miles of California from the Oregon border to San Diego.

Small Business Assistance and Other Economic Development Resources

Below are links to regional Recycling Market Development Zones, Economic Development Agencies, and Small Business Development centers. These assistance centers help a variety of entrepreneurs get started or keep going, help with planning and financing.

RMDZ Regions Economic Development Small Business Development Centers
Chico / Northern Butte County Tri-County Econ. Development Corporation (TCED) Golden State SBDC Program
Glenn County Tri-County Econ. Development Corporation (TCEDC) SBA Sacramento District Office
North Coast Arcata Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) Northcoast SBDC
Northeastern California (Modoc, Lassen, Plumas) Modoc Economic Development Corporation Sierra College Small Business Dev. Center
Oroville (City of) Oroville Economic Development Corporation (OEDCO) City of Oroville Small Business Dev. Center
Placer County Placer County Office of Economic Development Sierra College Small Business Dev. Center
Siskiyou County Jefferson Economic Development Institute Cascade Small Business Development Center (Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity Counties)
Alameda County, Southern Economic Devolpment Alliance for Business The Cal State East Bay SBDC
Central Coast Gilroy Economic Development Corporation Central Coast Small Business Development Center
Contra Costa Contra Costa SBDC
Fresno County Economic Development Corporation Serving Fresno Co. Central Valley Business Incubator Inc. (CVBI)
Madera County Madera County Economic Development Commission / Central CA. Small Business Develop. Center
Merced County Regional Merced County Economic Development Corporation UC Merced SBDC Regional Network
Oakland/Berkeley Economic Devolpment Alliance for Business The Cal State East Bay SBDC
Sacramento Regional Valley Vision Golden State SBDC Program
San Francisco San Francisco Center for Economic Development San Francisco Small Business Development Center
San Joaquin County San Joaquin Partnership San Joaquin Delta College Small Business Develop. Center
San Joaquin Valley, Greater South Great Valley Center San Joaquin Delta College Small Business Develop. Center
San Jose City of San Jose's Office of Economic Development Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center
Sonoma/Mendocino/Lake Counties Sonoma County, Econ. Develop. and Financing Corporation (Mendo.Co.), Lake County Economic Development Redwood Empire Small Business Development Center (Marin, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties), Yuba College Regional Small Business Development Centers (Lake County)
Stanislaus County Stanislaus County Economic Development Unit Alliance Small Business Development Center
Agua Mansa (San Bernardino/Riverside) San Bernardino County Economic Development Division Tri-County Lead Small Business Development Center
Chino Valley Inland Valley Economic Development Corporation Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Kern County Kern Economic Development Corporation Weill Institute SBDC of Bakersfield College
Los Angeles (City of)
Los Angeles County Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Southwest Los Angeles County, Southeast Los Angeles County, North Los Angeles County SBDC
Long Beach City of Long Beach Economic Development Long Beach Small Business Development Center
Mojave San Bernardino County Economic Development Division, Kern Economic Development Corporation, Riverside Economic Development Agency The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center
Riverside County Riverside Economic Development Agency The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center
San Diego County, North San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. SBDC North San Diego County
San Diego County, South San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. SBDC South San Diego County
Santa Barbara Regional Santa Barbara Economic Community Project Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center
Santa Clarita (City of) City of Santa Clarita Economic Development
Ventura County Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County North Los Angeles County SBDC