The showcase event for recycling innovation, RWM in partnership with CIWM 2016 is launching a national search to find the industry’s Rising Stars.
The competition will celebrate trailblazing initiatives that challenge the way resource management works and inspire a new generation of efficiency managers.
Aimed at young entrepreneurs within the industry, RWM with CIWM 2016 organisers, i2i Events Group in partnership with CIWM, are looking for individuals who have introduced new recycling practices within the last three years that are helping to transform their organisation and the industry as a whole.
“It’s great to be recognised for our efforts in recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels, and the accolade offers future winners unparalleled exposure in the waste management sector.”
Individuals based in or operating in the UK who are developing innovative ways to reduce waste, through circular economy approaches are invited to apply.
Entrants have until Monday 1 August 2016 to submit their 250 words entry for the judges’ consideration. They should outline the good initiatives being developed and include examples of how efforts have inspired change within their organisation, what benefits have come about as a result and include supporting evidence where possible. With so much drive towards circular economy business models, the award is sure to attract a host of ground-breaking entries.
Three finalists will be announced in mid-August. They will then have the chance to present their innovation to a panel of judges at RWM with CIWM 2016 & The Energy Event in September, which will outline in depth, the reasons as to why they should win.
The competition will culminate in three finalists being selected to present to a panel of judges at the co-located event, RWM with CIWM 2016. The winner will receive a valuable CIWM training package and funding towards their initiative worth over £2,000.
Arthur Kay, CEO of Bio-Bean, last year’s winner said: “Winning the Rising Star award was a fantastic accolade that represents hard work by the bio-bean team. It’s great to be recognised for our efforts in recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels, and the accolade offers future winners unparalleled exposure in the waste management sector.”
If you would like to find out more about the competition or submit your entry, visit the RWM with CIWM website and share your steps to recycling innovation using #EnviroRisingStars. You can either enter yourself or be entered by a colleague. All individuals that recommend a colleague that is shortlisted will receive a £50 prize award.