We have officially launched our global #RecyclingHeroes competition, celebrating the unsung #RecyclingHeroes from across the world ahead of the upcoming Global Recycling Day 2020 (18 March). #RecyclingHeroes can be anyone – people, groups, or organisations – who are championing innovative recycling practices and habits around the world and promoting the power of the Seventh Resource.
If you know a recycling hero, or if you are a recycling hero yourself, then we want you to submit a nomination. For details of the competition, as well as full terms and conditions, please see the submission page. We are accepting nominations until 8 March 2020.
There will be a total of ten winning heroes jointly representing the following regions: North America, Central & South America, Europe, Africa and Australasia. Each of the ten winners will receive a $1,000 prize to contribute to their recycling initiative, and we will promote their good work to audiences across the world. In addition, the top 100 #RecyclingHeroes across the globe will also be recognised.
Ranjit Baxi, Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation commented: “By shining a light on unsung #RecyclingHeroes all over the world, the Global Recycling Foundation aims to show just how much impact individuals, communities and businesses can have on the future of our planet. We hope that this will also inspire a new generation to become Recycling Heroes, as it is these heroes that will collectively help us meet the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.”
To help inspire individuals to nominate their own #RecyclingHeroes and the everyday people looking to do their part to combat the climate emergency, we have created our own #RecyclingHeroes Hall of Fame. This recognises the World Leaders, Activists, Rising Young Stars, Towns and Cities and Businesses that have truly inspired us.
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