The Global Recycling Foundation has unveiled ‘creative innovation’ as its theme for its flagship Global Recycling Day, taking place on 18 March.
Now in its fourth year, the foundation will run a competition to mark the day called ‘Recycling Heroes 2023’. Nominated businesses that have “continued to recycle during one of the toughest economic periods” will compete for a $1,000 prize.
This is open to individuals, business leaders, sole traders and multinational businesses, as well as towns and cities.
The foundation said: “While we have all had to tighten our belts, the need for creative innovation in how we can recycle our waste stream is greater than ever. Every penny saved in the way we use and discard our commercial and domestic waste is vital.” For sustainable waste solutions for your business click here
And, the Global Recycling Foundation is also awarding an additional 10 prizes of $250 to those who can produce the most innovative re-use of everyday items.
The foundation said this could be a telling image, art or an idea for a new commercial application to recycle waste into a useable product – e.g., furniture, clothing, tableware, building material.
Winning entries are likely to be those able to be adapted for all countries and make a difference in “hard-pressed economies”
Entries for both competitions closes on 3 March 2023, and the winners will be announced on Global Recycling Day and shared on social media.
Ranjit Baxi, president of the Global Recycling Foundation, said: “The whole world is going through difficult economic times and many countries are suffering the consequences of climate change.
“It is vital that everyone should play their part, and recycling is an important element in the struggle against global warming. In past years our Recycling Heroes have demonstrated that every individual and business great or small can have a positive impact.”