Innovation – The theme for Recycling Heroes 2023 Time to Be Creative

Creative Innovation is the theme for the Global Recycling Day’s new competition in the search for Recycling Heroes.

The Global Recycling Foundation is now looking for nominations for the award of Recycling Heroes 2023 from individuals to business leaders, sole traders to multinational businesses, and towns and cities that have continued actively to recycle during one of the toughest economic periods for many years.

While everybody had to tighten their belts, the need for creative innovation in how to recycle the waste stream is greater than ever. Every penny saved in the way commercial and domestic waste are used and discarded is vital.

The winning entrants will receive US. Dollars 1000, and their ideas will be publicised on the Global Recycling Day’s social media channels globally.

This year, in particular, the Global Recycling Foundation is also looking for the creative side when it comes to upcycling waste. So, the foundation will be awarding an additional 10 prizes of US Dollars 250 to find out who can produce the most innovative re-use of everyday items. It might 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. Can it be easily adapted for all countries? Will it make a difference in hard-pressed economies?

Entries for both competitions closes on 03rd March 2023, and the winners will be announced on Global Recycling Day celebrated on the 18th of March.

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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.”

Source: Global Recycling Foundation (London, December 08, 2022)