Hungry entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for improving the recycling industry will receive a helping hand this fall.
The 2015 Recycling Innovators Forum and is now accepting entries from people and organizations with actionable ideas to advance recycling. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2015.
This fall's Forum marks the third year for the recycling innovation event.
Up to 10 finalists will receive travel and lodging scholarships to attend the Resource Recycling Conference, to be held Sept. 28-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The finalists will present their ideas to a panel of judges and an audience of industry decision-makers and investors at the Recycling Innovators Forum, held on Sept. 28 in conjunction with the conference. Judges will select a winner to receive a $20,000 prize to help move their innovation forward.
Resource Recycling magazine will also feature the winning ideas in online and print stories.
In 2014, one winner was Ruby Lake Glass LLC, a company that color-coats pulverized recovered glass and uses it in a variety of applications, including bus and bike lane demarcation. Another winner was the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council, which aims to build stakeholder coordination around recovering and recycling plastic material from hospitals.
The third-annual Recycling Innovators Forum is made possible thanks to major sponsorships from the American Chemistry Council's Plastics Division, Waste Management and Resource Recycling, Inc., with additional support from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers.