Recycling Innovators Forum offers spotlight for problem solvers

Recycling Innovators Forum offers spotlight for problem solvers

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

Feb. 26, 2014

Community engagement is one of recycling's most persistent challenges. From small collection depots, to state-of-the-art MRFs, the quality and volume of recyclable materials depends on the everyday choices made by individual consumers.

This is just one of the areas in which creative minds in the recycling industry think there is room for improvement. At last year's inaugural Recycling Innovators Forum (click here for a feature on the event), the winning idea included a mobile app, designed by Earth911 that helped consumers gauge the recyclability of different items. This year, ideas to boost consumer engagement are again attracting interest ranging from single inventors, all the way up to teams backed by larger organizations.

The second annual Recycling Innovators Forum is a competition to seek out the highest-return, most actionable new ideas to move recycling forward and is sponsored by Alcoa, the American Chemistry Council, Coca-Cola Recycling, Resource Recycling (the parent company of this publication) and Waste Management. The competition will be held on Sept. 15, the day before the start of the annual Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans, and will award two $20,000 prizes to the top two of the 10 Forum finalists.

For more information about competing in, or attending, this free event, visit www.recyclinginnovators.com.

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