Second annual Recycling Innovators Forum announced

Second annual Recycling Innovators Forum announced

By Editorial Staff, E-Scrap News

Feb. 14, 2014

Creative and entrepreneurial inventors interested in recycling will get another chance to pitch their ideas, thanks to the just announced 2014 Recycling Innovators Forum.

The second annual forum is sponsored by Alcoa, the American Chemistry Council, Coca-Cola Recycling, Resource Recycling, Inc. (the parent company of this publication) and Waste Management. It will be held Sept. 15, the day before the official start of the annual Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans.

The Forum allows inventors, teams, researchers, entrepreneurs and others to compete for cash prizes and gain industry exposure for their ideas. Proposals will be evaluated based on their scalability, feasibility, impact on recycling and how quickly they can be implemented. The Forum will award two prizes of $20,000: one to the top idea backed by a company or established organization, and another to the top idea backed by a single inventor or startup team.

Last year, a proposal from Earth911 to more effectively communicate the recyclability of products through smartphone apps beat out nearly 50 other submissions and nine finalists to take home the grand prize.

Those interested in participating or attending should visit www.recyclinginnovators.com to learn how to enter and download official rules.

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